The severest impact on patients’ health at the hands of Alzheimer’s disease (the most common form of Dementia), is that the sufferer is robbed of the ability to speak, move, remember or even eat. The difficulties in communication and understanding between elderly Alzheimer patients, carers and the elderly person’s relatives, provokes in the patient a deep state of anxiety and restelssness in every day life. Furthermore, Alzheimer patients regress together with their memory, and past events become their present reality. Detached from their present, their more recent memories, their abilities and their families, Dementia patients do not have the capacity to control their lives. The responsibilities fall back on their loved ones, care homes and on society at large.

This is what I understood during my research experience in close contact and collaboration with people suffering with dementia. With this video I tried to give a possible interpretation on how dementia disease affect people brain and how it effect their cognitive abilities and every day life.

Between past and present, reality and memories have blored bounderies. This can be a big source of agitation, that create confusion and push people affected by this degenerative condition in a lonly and scary place where no one can really reach out to them.



Made in collaboration with:

Conor Trawinski: Director & Editor

Willem Blok: Sound Design

2013

alessia cadamuro

EXPERIENCING DEMENTIA 

not in the same present

Alessia Cadamuro - credits.

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