Alzheimer’s: A Love Story ( IMDb 8.2/10 ) follows Greg and Michael as they struggle with a disease eradicating the memory of their relationship 40+ years in the making.
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Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that accounts for roughly 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. It is caused by the death or malfunction of nerve cells in the brain, and results in eventual deterioration of memory, behavior, and basic bodily functions. Those diagnosed with the disease live an average of 8 years after their symptoms first become noticeable- it’s been 11 years for Greg. He lives at a memory care facility in Chicago and can no longer walk, go to the bathroom, or feed himself without assistance, let alone carry on a conversation. Every day a man named Michael comes and visits for a couple hours. No one can say for sure if Greg knows who Michael is or why he comes every day, but from Michael’s point of view it’s only natural that he do so- after all, Michael has loved Greg since the day they met 40 years ago.
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Music composed by Pedro Macedo Camacho.