ALZHEIMER ADVENTURE (THE)
Director(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY – Writer(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY Contact Print page
After the death of her father who’d suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, filmmaker Marie-Pierre Jaury needed answers to so many questions she, her mother and her sister had faced during the 6 years they had done their best to accompany her father. And as she met other families in the same situation, she developed a film project that goes beyond an 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 at large 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 and their environment….