(Rock Rapids, IA) – Almost Home, a new film inspired by a true story about the struggle of Alzheimer’s disease, is now available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
One of the film’s main characters is Rachel Baines, a mature and responsible 11-year old girl. Each afternoon, she makes the short trek home from the school bus stop while her mom, Valerie, is at work. Today though, she heads in a new direction when she meets her grandfather, Doyle, a recent widower who is on a walk from his nearby nursing home.
Doyle convinces Rachel to join his mission to find Valerie; however, Doyle’s memory isn’t what it once was, and the two soon find themselves lost. Now, Valerie must enlist the help of friends, neighbors, and even the local police to find her father and her daughter before it’s too late.
“This is a tender story of love and faith,” wrote Donna Rolfe in her review for the Dove Foundation. “The most precious time with our older family members is unplanned, and we always enjoy those great memories. Almost Home is a tale that will remind everyone how important it is to tell our loved ones that we love them every chance we get.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that is estimated to affect nearly 35 million people worldwide. The most common early symptom is short-term memory loss; however, the disease progresses to more serious issues, including dementia, language problems, and disorientation.
Starring Bella Mancuso, Emily Miller, Erica House, John Lina, and Paul Thomas, Almost Home is now on sale for $9.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.