This is one of the better (short) movies you’ll see that describes what happens when a person get’s Alzheimer’s Disease. The slow progression of Alzheimer’s Disease takes its toll on those suffering with the debilitating disease, and for their friends and family.
Written and directed by David Shenk, the “pocket film” What is Alzheimer’s Disease describes in great detail what happens (in the brain) when a person progresses through the various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. This deadly disease affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 65. From it’s origin as abnormal protein fragments (plaques and tangles) to it’s end (death), Shenk’s animation AND narration takes us on an unforgettable journey inside the human brain.
Short Movie: What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
“The progression from mild forgetting to death is slow and steady. And takes place over an average of 8 to 10 years. It is relentless and for now… Incurable. Helping your family, friends and neighbors to better understand Alzheimer’s will reduce stigma, improve care, and even help the fight for a cure” – David Shenk, for AboutAlz.org