10 Questions

Increasingly fewer seven

‘Before I forget’, the program of William Deleu about his grandmother, who is suffering alzheimer’s disease, is painful, and heartwarming at the same time.

Knew me yet?
Yes!
Do you know who I am?
No.
William!
… William?




Let me but once soggy start: nothing more beautiful than the bond between the larger grandchildren and their old grandparents. While …

Knew me yet?
Yes!
Do you know who I am?
No.
William!
… William?

Let me but once soggy start: nothing more beautiful than the bond between the larger grandchildren and their old grandparents. While fifties are worried about the progress with the age of their parents and all that comes with it, will entertain young and old behind their backs with the same buffoonery as they used to. It is to say: if everything goes well. Sometimes there is a distance has grown, or is there never a good band. And often comes dementia the picture to distort.

For tv-maker William Deleu (34) was the dementia of are seven the reason why he her less and less came. Seven years of them, and since two years staying in the sheltered housing At Olm. “She was always there when we needed it, and I’m too little for her.’

That he wants to make amends. Hence this program, which Deleu, for a month, at its rise. “I’m a little scared, because I don’t know how with her to deal with it. I hope that I have the band of used to find.’

Are you a my name is still not forgotten in the meantime?
No.
What is my name then?
I don’t know.
Ha Ha, William!

Deleu also talk with other residents. There is a man who complains that his wheelchair can be established, although that is manifestly not so. A woman who is in a panic as they the book on her fidelity is lost, while just in her room – it is where William the to find. And another woman who continues to say that they don’t live there, and so already her bags at the bottom. “They come to me maybe. I don’t know.’

Deleu gives fair that he find it easier to make contact with those other people than with his own seven. He can’t rope tie to her answers: “They speak gibberish.’

Dementia is a terrible disease. They holt the man who once was from the inside out, to forget everything, even what five minutes before it is done or said. Just have to cut your hair? Just laid in bed? Nope! Seven knows it all no more. This leaves increasingly fewer of its about. But still enough to be happy to see. That is the genuine exercise that William Deleu in this documentary series. Painful and heartwarming at the same time.

Big kiss, seven?
Yes, that is … admitted.

Before I forget it. On One, Monday at 21.15 hours.

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