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Jewish Sacred AgingInterview with Rabbi Richard Address of Jewish Sacred Aging

OCTOBER 17, 2017

Rabbi Richard Address chats with Ross Schriftman about Alzheimer’s Disease, and his documentary film about his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s. LISTEN >

WWDBDementia and Alzheimer: Kevin Jameson and Ross Schriftman Radio Interview

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Listen to our interview with Thomas Kramer of WWDB 860 AM. LISTEN >

Alzheimer's MovieMy Million Dollar Mom Featured in The Intelligencer

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Read the wonderful coverage about the filming of My Million Dollar Mom in The Intelligencer. OPEN ARTICLE >

Alzheimer's MovieRoss Schriftman Interviewed by Judy Wechter of The Circle of Life Coalition

JULY 20, 2017

Join Ross Schriftman as he shares his story with The Circle of Life Coalition at a their seminar on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 8:15am to 9:15am at The McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center, 460 St. Bernardine Street Reading, PA 19607. WATCH INTERVIEW >

Alzheimer's MovieRoss Schriftman to Speak to The Circle of Life Coalition on 08/03/17

JULY 20, 2017

Join Ross Schriftman as he shares his story with The Circle of Life Coalition at a their seminar on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 8:15am to 9:15am at The McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center, 460 St. Bernardine Street Reading, PA 19607. DOWNLOAD FLYER >

Alzheimer's MovieShort Film Version of My Million Dollar Mom, To Be Produced This Summer in Philadelphia Area and Harrisburg

JULY 12, 2017

My Million Dollar Mom, LLC will be producing a short film version of their drama, My Million Dollar Mom, later this summer. Shooting will take place in the Philadelphia suburbs and in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. READ MORE >

Alzheimer's MovieMy Million Dollar Mom Short Film to Include Song/Prayer Mi'Shebeirach by Debbie Friedman

JULY 12, 2017

My Million Dollar Mom, LLC has acquired the rights to include Mi'Shebeirach, a Jewish song/prayer of healing that was written, sung and produced by the late Jewish folk singer Debbie Friedman, in their film titled My Million Dollar Mom. The prayer, included in Jewish worship services, asks God for healing for those who are sick and strength for their caregivers. READ MORE >

WCHERadio Interview with Thomas Kramer, host of Speaking Of on WCHE 1520 AM

MAY 1, 2017

Listen to our interview by Thomas Kramer of WCHE. LISTEN >

Jewish Sacred AgingInterviewed Focused on Dementia and the Stages of Alzheimer's

MARCH 25, 2017

Listen to our interview by John O'Hara of WFYL. LISTEN >

Emerging ScreenwritersMy Million Dollar Mom Placed in the Top 100 of the 2017 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

March 2, 2017

Our film has made it to the next step! Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is brought to you by the International Screenwriters’ Association. READ MORE >

Another Thing with Larry MendteMy Million Dollar Mom Selected as Quarter-Finalist in the 2016 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

February 9, 2017

Culled from over 900 submissions, My Millon Dollar Mom was selected as one of the quarter-finalists in the Family-Friendly category. READ MORE >

Another Thing with Larry MendteRoss Schriftman Interviewed by Dawn Stensland Mendte of WJLP 3's Another Thing

January 28, 2017

Great news. Ross was interviewed by local TV reporter Dawn Stensland Mendte about his book and film project, My Million Dollar Mom. We are making great progress. Help us raise the funds so we can produce our film by making a charitable donation today and by spreading the word. Thank you. WATCH >

BuxMont LiveRoss Interviewed on WNPV's BuxMont Live

January 28, 2017

Ross Schriftman was interviewed about My Million Dollar Mom - the book and upcoming film. LISTEN NOW >

Jewish Sacred AgingAfter Loss, How Do We Go On?

January 25, 2017

Ross Schriftman appeared as a guest blogger on the Jewish Sacred Aging website. Jewish Sacred Aging is a forum for the Jewish Community with resources and texts that feature discussions on the implications of the revolution in longevity for Baby Boomers and their families. READ MORE >

Jewish Sacred AgingRoss Schriftman Interviewed by Gerontologist John O'Hara

January 21, 2017

Listen to our interview about long term care insurance and My Million Dollar Mom. LISTEN >

Filmmakers Collaborative OrganizationAcceptance into Filmmakers Collaborative Organization

December, 2016

My Million Dollar Mom has been accepted into the Filmmakers Collaborative Organization, which helps independent film producers around the world READ MORE >

Alzheimer's MovieNews coverage of Shirley's Run, August 2016

AUGUST, 2016

We are thankful to have had both NBC & ABC of Philadelphia come out to cover Shirley's Run. WATCH >

Alzheimer's MovieRoss Schriftman was Interviewed on PHL17

AUGUST 11, 2016

Ross Schriftman was interviewed on PHL 17's morning show about Shirley's Run 5K & Dog Walk and about My Million Dollar Mom. WATCH >

Alzheimer's MovieMy Million Dollar Mom Script Selected as Semifinalist in Drama Category of the StoryPros Screenwriting Contest

June 6, 2016

We are happy to report that our script was chosen as a semifinalist in The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest! READ MORE >

Alzheimer's MovieMy Million Dollar Mom Script Selected as Quarterfinalist in Drama Category of the StoryPros Screenwriting Contest

May 26, 2016

The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest is a contest where scripts compete against other scripts in five genre categories. Three prizes are awarded in each category, and an overall Grand Prize Winner is selected from all scripts submitted. This contest seeks to find and reward the best genre screenplays, which are bought and produced more often than the "serious" screenplays that usually dominate screenplay contests. The script of My Million Dollar Mom has been chosen as a quarterfinalist in the drama category. Only 21% of scripts advance to this stage. READ MORE >

Alzheimer's MovieMy Million Dollar Mom on Emerging Screenwriters 2015 TOP 100 List

November 2, 2015

My Million Dollar Mom is amongst 100 films that made it to the 2015 Top 100 List. Emerging Screenwriters is both a Screenplay Competition and Script Analysis Service brought to you by the International Screenwriters' Association. READ MORE >

Alzheimer's MovieMy Million Dollar Mom featured in Jewish Exponent

JuLY 20, 2015

When Shirley Schriftman died in 2009, her son Ross dealt with the loss the only way he knew how - by writing. He began jotting down memories and stories of life with his mom. The flow of memories was eventually compiled into his 2011 memoir, My Million Dollar Mom. READ MORE >

Alzheimer's MovieMy Million Dollar Mom is a Semifinalist in the StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest

June 3, 2015

The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest is a contest where scripts compete against other scripts in five genre categories. Three prizes are awarded in each category, and an overall Grand Prize Winner is selected from all scripts submitted. This contest seeks to find and reward the best genre screenplays, which are bought and produced more often the the "serious" screenplays that usually dominate screenplay contests. READ MORE >

Alzheimer's MovieRoss Schriftman Interviewed on Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall

May 20, 2015

Brad speaks to Ross Schriftman, author of "My Million Dollar Mom" and Claire Day, Senior Vice President of the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

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Alzheimer's Movie6ABC Coverage of Crowdfunding Party

APRIL 22, 2015

6ABC (PHL17) was on set at our crowdfunding party. Check out the clip.

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Alzheimer's MovieCrowdfunding Launched for My Million Dollar Mom

APRIL 12, 2015

My Million Dollar Mom has launched its crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo with the goal of raising $29,029 by May 18, 2015 (for those into geography, that happens to be the same number in feet of Mt. Everest).

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Alzheimer's MovieAlzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter Partners with "My Million Dollar Mom" Filmmaker

march 17, 2015

The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter has partnered with Ross Schriftman, filmmaker and producer of the upcoming movie, "My Million Dollar Mom."  The film highlights the story of Shirley Schriftman, the filmmaker's mother, who died of Alzheimer's in 2009.  The Delaware Valley Chapter is providing promotional support for the film project. Schriftman's production company, My Million Dollar Mom LLC plans to increase awareness and understanding about Alzheimer's through the film and raise funds for the Chapter.

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Alzheimer's MovieMeet Happy Girl

February 23, 2015

Watch this short video of Happy Girl, my Mom's Katrina Rescue dog. Happy Girl is the gift Mom left behind to keep me company. Happy Girl is going to be in our film, My Million Dollar Mom. I have to pay her in dog biscuits. WATCH VIDEO >

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

September 2, 2014

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.

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Shirley's Run

August 17, 2014

Join us for a 5k run and dog walk to benefit The Shirley Schriftman Fund for Animals on Sunday, August 17th!

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5 Groundbreaking Trials Are Testing Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's

July 16, 2014

At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, scientists described five trials that taking the unprecedented step of testing drugs that may prevent the onset of the neurodegenerative disease in people not yet experiencing cognitive decline.

The participants in the trial are all at high risk of developing Alzheimer's either because they carry two copies of the ApoE4 gene, which is associated with a strong chance of developing the disease, or a genetic mutation that triggers the condition much earlier in life, during the 40s.

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Source: Time Magazine

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