Keyword: dementia

Notebook

The Notebook (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 06/24/2004
An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to an older, invalid woman whom he regularly visits. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths. Though her memory has faded, his words give her the chance to relive her...
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/04/2011
While San Francisco scientist Will Rodman works on a cure for Alzheimer's disease by testing a genetically engineered retrovirus on chimpanzees, the virus mutates the animals, giving them a human level of intelligence. This results in a change in the balance of power which eventually leads to a war of supremacy between man and the apes.
Away From Her

Away From Her (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 05/03/2007
Married for almost 50 years, Grant's and Fiona's commitment to each other appears unwavering. Their daily life is filled with tenderness and humor; yet this serenity is broken by Fiona's increasingly evident memory loss--and her restrained references to a past betrayal. For a while, the couple is able to casually dismiss these unwelcome changes. But when neither Fiona nor her husband can deny any...

Honig im Kopf (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/24/2014
Amandus, the witty, respected patriarch of his family, lives with his grown son, Niko. Amandus is becoming becoming increasingly forgetful, however, and it's becoming clear that his transition to a nursing home is inevitable. In protest, 11-year-old Tilda kidnaps her grandfather to help him achieve his dream of visiting Venice.
Iron Lady

The Iron Lady (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 12/29/2011
Set in the present day, "The Iron Lady" spends three days with Margaret Thatcher, now in her 80s, her world constrained by her security needs and the debilities of age. Living in a world of female caretakers, she is consoled by conversations with her husband, Denis, who has passed on but whose imagined presence provides companionship. Making yet another of the many tough decisions of her turbulent...

The Historian (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant student apathy, and new relationships that complicate and challenge his world-view.

Dementia (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014

Ashes (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/22/2014
A violent Alzheimer's patient, confined to a hospital, is visited by his estranged son who breaks him out of the hospital to visit his estranged wife. As the journey unfolds, the question arises as to whether the young man is really the patient's son.
Separation

A Separation (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/29/2011
This is the story about the dissolution of a marriage, set in contemporary Iran. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband, Nader, and daughter Termeh. When Nader refuses to leave behind his father, who suffers from Alzheimer's, Simin sues for divorce. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist...
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 10/23/2014
In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. He thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife...

Remember (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/19/2015
Zev and his best friend Max make a pact to devote the rest of their lives to tracking down and taking revenge on the Nazi officer responsible for killing their families in World War II. As Zev's mind falls victim to Alzheimer's disease and Max's body increasingly falls pray to old age, Zev is motivated to undertake a voyage of vengeance before time runs out. But the shock that Zev discovers...
Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 07/27/1999
In her efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Susan McAlester implants human brain tissue into sharks. The experiment backfires, producing a horrifying species of killer sharks with the capacity to think like humans.
Iris

Iris (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 12/13/2001
Iris Murdoch, Professor of Philosophy and celebrated author and her husband, Professor of Literature John Bayley, are guests-of-honour at a banquet at Somerville College. Iris Murdoch gives a brilliantly witty speech and finishes with an Irish folk song, "The Lark in the Clear Air". As she begins to sing, John Bayley's thoughts wander back to the evening when Iris was first introduced to him at a...
Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 09/14/2006
Duncan Shorter is charming and bright and has never met a job from which he couldn't be fired. His buddies are growing up and beginning lives of responsibility, but Duncan is still looking for that spark. It arrives from a most unexpected corner. Visiting his grandmother Ruth's new senior residence, Duncan jumps at the chance to become the building's handyman. It will keep him close to his...
Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake receives orders to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.
Short History of Decay

A Short History of Decay (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
Nathan Fisher is a particular breed of Brooklyn writer, full of aimless ambition. He's brought down to earth by the desertion of his long-time girlfriend, a paralegal/novelist who believes she's on the verge of a big success and sees him as a liability. On the same day she breaks up with him, Nathan receives the news that his father has suffered a stroke. Nathan heads to the condo development in...
Memory of a Killer

The Memory of a Killer (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 08/25/2005
Angelo Ledda is an international hitman who has been hired to terminate two people in Belgium. Unknown to those around him, Ledda has advanced symptoms of Alzheimer's, and this double murder will likely be his last. Upon his arrival in Belgium, Ledda quickly finishes the first part of the job: he eliminates a high-profile official Bob Van Camp, leading Detectives Eric Vincke and Freddy Verstuyft...
Una Sconfinata Giovinezza

Una Sconfinata Giovinezza (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/07/2010
Lino is a sports editor and his wife, Chicca, is a professor. A happily married couple, they made the decision not to have children - a decision that sometimes regret. When Lino is diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease, he begins to regress mentally to a child-like state. Chicca nurtures him, almost as she would a child, through this difficult journey.
Poetry

Poetry (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 139 minutes Release date: 02/10/2011
A woman in her mid-sixties lives with her 15-year-old grandson in poverty and loneliness. She endeavors to compose a poem for the very first time in her life to protect her grandson, who is her only love and consolation, from his own misconduct.
Moment to Remember

A Moment to Remember (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/04/2004
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Kim Soo-Jin finally meets Choi Chul-Soo. Falling head over heels for one another, the two have to overcome the problems that come with every relationship. Chul-Soo, who has a troubled childhood, isn't about to commit to a serious relationship because he feels he's "below" her. Soo-Jin's father doesn't approve of him. But none of these problems will ever come...
Alive Inside

Alive Inside (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 73 minutes Release date: 07/17/2014
Social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones and offers illuminating...

Do You Know What My Name Is? (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Still without a cure, Alzheimer's disease robs its victims of their memory, their pride, and at times even their will to live. But what if simple reading, writing and calculating could counteract some of the effects of this disease? This documentary follows a research study of a treatment in Cleveland, Ohio. It pursues the answers to what it means to live a happy life, and what may be considered a...
Dir: Shigeru Ota
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Edsa Woolworth (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/17/2014
Despite their quirks and idiosyncrasies the Woolworth family sticks together, bound by a stubborn affection and the utmost respect for each other. They go through a rollercoaster of life-changing experiences that define their decisions and their choices. With personalities that collide, they fight and bicker along the way and yet there is a tenderness felt for one another that sneaks in even in...

The Other One (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Amber returns to her childhood home to care for her mother, Vera, who has been diagnosed with dementia. Just three years earlier, Amber lost her husband in a high school shooting where they were both teachers. Amber survived but still struggles with the loss of her husband and is traumatized by the act of violence. Her strained relationship with her mother only amplifies her stress and depression...

The Bodyguard (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/13/2014