9 comments on “Episode 5: Do You Remember

  1. Danielle C. on · Reply

    Thank you for posting the tips about dealing with a family member with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Useful information like this is part of the reason why I come to this site and why I tell my friends about it.

  2. Wow, what an episode! An incredibly realistic portrayal of a point in one’s journey, that has the ability to erase nearly, if not all, of what preceded it. So often, it’s the caregiver that takes the hit, and is put into a position of making all sorts of decisions on behalf of the sufferer.

    A beautiful job of writing and acting.

  3. Tamara on · Reply

    Very sad episode. It’s a seemingly no- win situation, but this episode leaves me believing there could be some measure of hope at least for their relationship.

  4. It can be pretty unbelievable when you come into first hand contact with someone with a memory loss or dementia-centered illness. This episode really filled the air with the complex feelings of her situation. Well done!

  5. Elissa Brown on · Reply

    Wonderful story line and great directing work, Alley! Funny how the tone of anger from a loved one can spark lost memories in
    someone suffering from this disease.

  6. I read somewhere that within 30 years Alzheimer’s is expected to affect 1 in 80 people worldwide. We can no longer shelve it and pray that we are in the clear. If we learn nothing else from this wonderful story we must remember to acknowledge and care for the caregivers as much as the infirmed.

  7. t-jack on · Reply

    The cost of placing a loved one in a home is enough to give anyone dementia. It’s amazing how some moments they can be in another world and at others they are recalling the most specific details of a long hard life. I REALLY can relate to this piece. Though I wish I couldn’t.

    tj

  8. Nicely done. Parental dementia is a difficult thing, and this piece definitely handled it with appropriate care. Thanks!

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