The Aging Mind: Docs Featuring People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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“It occurred to me that at one point it was like I had two diseases – one was Alzheimer’s and the other was knowing I had Alzheimer’s.” – Terry Pratchett

Having Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging both physically and psychologically. How can people deal with these challenges on them and their loved ones? Check out these docs to see how various people face the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alive Inside dvd coverAlive Inside” (2014)

This film chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. It’s a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.

Gen Campbell dvd coverGlen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” (2015)

As he struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, country-music legend Glen Campbell embarks on his farewell tour in the U.S., Australia and Europe. They thought it would last five weeks. Instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America.

First Cousin Once Removed dvd coverFirst Cousin Once Removed” (2014)

A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig attracted critical praise around the world. Filmmaker Alan Berliner paints a deeply personal portrait of his “good friend, cousin and mentor” as Honig journeys through the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped dvd coverCan Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?” (2016)

The cause of Alzheimer’s and whether it can be stopped is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join courageous patients participating in clinical trials, and then go behind the scenes to see how researchers target and test therapies that may slow and even prevent Alzheimer’s.