Alzheimer’s Play from Spirit of the West Spouse


Jill Daum, partner of Spirit of the West sing John Mann, told the National Post that, “writing a play about a family’s struggles with Alzheimer’s helped her get out of bed some days as she fought to accept her husband’s diagnosis of the cruel disease.”

Jill’s husband was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer and was part of the inspiration behind her new play Forget About Tomorrow running at Arts Club Theatre until March 25.

Jill Daum chats to Janice and Cory about her personal road to acceptance of Alzheimer and how her play came to be:

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Additional Reading: Alzheimer’s story from wife of Spirit of the West singer takes the stage


Cory Ashworth
Cory Ashworth, co-host of Janice and Cory on Roundhouse Radio 98.3, spent his formative twenties in Beijing, where he launched China’s first national radio rock show and became the first foreign VJ on MTV China. Previously an announcer on The PEAK, Cory is co-host of Rain City Chronicles, co-creator of A Good Book Drive for children in Vancouver and founder of AYAM Civic Society, which produced the The March Sweater Project in support of Vancouver's aging LGBTQ2+ population.