ALZHEIMER ADVENTURE (THE)
Director(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY – Writer(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY Contact Print page
After her father's death who’d suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, filmmaker Marie-Pierre Jaury was seeking answers to so many questions she, her mother and her sister had during the 6 years they had been by her father's side. As she met other families in the same situation, she developed this film project that goes beyond a mere intimate journal...because this is not a personal story that concerns just a few.
As we live longer, care for the elderly and dealing with Alzheimer has become a challenge for our society and it questions our attitude towards old age. Families are under great pressure, psychologically, emotionally, intellectually and, not least, financially. The staff in care homes is over-stretched and over worked.
But each case is different and the filmmaker offers us several delicate and touching portraits of patients in various stages of the illness and of her environment….