This week in my older adult class they showed us the Grace Alzheimer’s documentary in nursing school. The lecture class on Friday was partly boring and extremely sad (most of the class left in tears).
The lecture was on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I actually could barely sit through the whole lecture because it was so boring but I thought I would stay because the roll hadn’t been passed around yet and I wanted my attendance points. Well I am glad I stayed because I learned more about Alzheimer’s at the end of class then through the whole the lecture when our teacher showed us a video.
It was a documentary about a woman named Grace who got Alzheimer’s disease and it showed how she progressed through the whole 10 years with the disease. Her husband stayed by her side the whole time through it.
He was so patient with her and you could tell he loved her so much. What got everyone crying (even me) was that at the end of the video they were interviewing him and he said that even though his wife is there with him (she can’t even talk at this point) that he feels like he has lost his mate/companion.
Then it showed pictures when they were younger and just married. Shew, it was so freaking sad. By me telling you this it doesn’t give off just how sad it was. That disease is just so crippling and devastating. Here is a part of the documentary. It’s a down and dirty part of it. Watch it…it’s good. What are your thoughts on it?