Individuals having Alzheimer experience this quote very prominently in their life. Many individuals live a very ambitious life in terms of family, career, ambition or even love life, but then there are obstacles that test patience of individual as well as the people around them. These obstacles play mind games and tend to distort perception as well as their memory. It doesn’t matter what degree you hold or what status you show but Alzheimers changes everything.
Alzheimers is a progressive disorder where the brain cells starts to degenerate as the time passes. It deeply confuses and affects individuals personality, self confidence, self esteem, decisions, perception and more. It also affects the family taking care of individuals having Alzheimers as they do get impatient and lose control over them.
Though it is a struggle for the family, understand that it’s an even bigger struggle for the individual. It’s like a glitch which seems to affect only one individual but it even touches people around them. And both sides don’t need pity or sympathy but rather empathy and support.
Be with them, have patience and that’s all they ask for. Remember good memories spent with individuals and draw love and compassion from those memories. Keep yourself in that position and think, how do you feel to lose a missing piece. What if this strain for retrieval of your memory stays for rest of your life? Every moment is frustrating for people who go through Alzheimers. This “World Alzheimers day” let’s develop mindfulness for individuals with Alzheimers.
Prevention begins when we generate awareness and have empathy towards the happenings of surroundings as well. We at Lahe Lahe decided to Screen cinema from the world to bring in some awareness about various aspects of Mental Health. The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion on the subject led by a Developmental Therapist, Shraddha Modi
On 20th September 2019, we screen the movie “I Remember” Based on true cases, the film traces the journey of a woman and her family as they come to terms with the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The protagonist— a successful journalist, tries to come to terms with the ailment, as her diminishing memory leads to a gradual loss of control over her life.
Director and Writer: Geeta Lal Sahai, Cast: Gayatri Sharma, Sarbasis Bhattacharya, Shrinkhla Sahai
After the movie, there will be a facilitated discussion around “Alzheimers and Dementia”. One of the contributor of this movie “I remember” Shrinkhla Sahai is also going to join us to share her knowledge on Alzheimers.
20th September 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue: Lahe Lahe, Indiranagar