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"How do you feel when you forget everything?" "honey in my head"

Аuthor: Аibulova Diana

Editor: Аibulova Diana





       "HOUSE IN THE VEAL" is the appropriate name for one of the world's most common neurodegenerative brain diseases - Alzheimer's disease, or senile dementia, a kind of "black hole" sucking up valuable memory veins. Would you like to look at this matter from the other side of the lens?


      The screening of this film by Til Schweiger has triggered a wave of positive criticism from the audience: the director has given the general public the opportunity to live with the soul of the Alzheimer's hero Amandus and his loved ones.  Tilde's granddaughter, who deeply empathizes with her grandfather, decides to make an escape to Venice with him in order to save her loved one from the fate of spending the rest of her life in a nursing home. Amandus is still the same, but the bright impressions during the trip with his granddaughter Tilda make the memory buoys of a happy life for a while, because the memory of feelings and experiences live longer than the body. Through Tilde's eyes, the author of the script manages to touch the hidden strings of the soul in each viewer, forcing the audience to meet, giving hope and not letting go down. Thanks to human will, strength of spirit and sensuality, to enliven the memory more than possible.


       Alzheimer's disease is a progressive syndrome in which there is a degradation of thinking ability to a greater extent than expected in normal aging. The degradation of memory, thinking, understanding, speech, the ability to navigate, reason, cognize and recognize - all these are only visible sides of the Mobius ribbon, and all that remains in the shadows is the physical, psychological, social and economic damage not only to the people affected by it, but also to loved ones who provide incredible support. The disease sneaks up unnoticed, masquerading in the early period of manifestations under the signs typical of normal aging. The triggers of this disease have not been fully studied, and the desired causes are unknown, despite many scientific studies. The leading link is an inherited genetic code and reduced synthesis of neurotransmitter, nerve impulse carrier - acetylcholine. Psycho-emotional stress, physical and psychological injuries are also a priority.


      The opinion about incurability and steady deterioration is widely cultivated, however, in reality, as unknowingly practiced in Till Schweiger's film "Honey in the Head", a small trigger in the form of attempts to reproduce the most sincere and valuable moments of life or contemplation of familiar landscapes and settings plays a significant role in slowing down the course of the disease, and even in regression of negative symptoms.  One shouldn't forget: how unique the personality is, so unique is the disease itself.