I watched Jann Arden‘s interview on CBC National last night and was very touched and found it informative. From CBC Tweet, ““She will forget me at some point.” Singer-songwriter @jannarden sat down with @adriearsenault and opened up about caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s.”
This Q&A at timecode 7:37 was especially moving.
“Q: You asked her [your mom] at one point if she thought she would forget you?
Jann: “She said, ‘My mind might but my heart won’t.‘”
Full interview: Jann Arden: My mom ‘will forget me’ because of Alzheimer’s
Over the years, the following three movies dealing with Alzheimer’s/Dementia have informed & touched me deeply about the challenges faced by those affected and their families and friends.
1) The Notebook (2004) [K: I LOVE this movie so much in so many ways!]
2) Away from Her (2006) [K: This is a less well known film starring Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent that I really like and enjoy. It was expertly directed by star turned director Sarah Polley.]
3) Still Alice (2014) [K: Julianne Moore won an Academy Award as best actress for this film and Julianne really did an amazing job.]