Alzheimer's Disease presents many challenges for the senior suffering from the disease, as well as for family members and caregivers. It is very difficult to watch someone lose their memory and their ability to communicate with loved ones. Often, the people who are closest to the senior with Alzheimer's Disease are the ones they take out their frustrations on.
"Away From Her" brings Julie Christie back to the movie screen. She portrays a senior suffering from Alzheimer's Disease She and her husband of nearly 50 years are faced with making a decision for her long-term care and eventually decide it will be best for her to move to an Assisted Living community.
The movie does a wonderful job of showing how difficult it is for loved ones to watch the disease progress. It is the 'long goodbye" and this movie helps provide perspective by telling the story from the perspective of family members and caregivers. Definitely rent this movie if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's Disease - it does provide a few laughs and surprises, along with a few tears.