The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and perennial caregiver Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for family members, friends or relatives amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care, which is based on a bygone era, and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 132: The Last Poker Game
5 days ago
“Abe and Phil’s Last Poker Game” is the rare Hollywood movie that explores the subject of aging through characters that are neither pitiable nor put on a pedestal. Charming, funny and brutally honest, it stars Paul Sorvino as a womanizing gambler and the Oscar-winning Martin Landau as a retired heart surgeon who moves into a nursing home with his ailing wife. The film was Landau’s last before his death shortly after it premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. In today’s show, we talk with writer/director Dr. Howard L. Weiner, a renowned neurologist, Harvard Medical School professor and Co-Director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham & Women’s Hospital who undertook this film project at age 70. Weiner tells us why he made the film, how it came together and what it was like working with the legendary Landau. He also talks about some of his non-film projects involving Alzheimer’s and cancer research, ideas he’s developing for future films and why he believes it’s never too late for life.
Website for the film: http://abeandphilslastpokergame.com
Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/2FEudy5
More about Dr. Howard L. Weiner: http://bit.ly/2FDvrK1
Music: “Turning On The Lights” by Blue Dot Sessions | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive