Dementia In The Notebook Movie

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The movie “The Notebook” is based on the best selling novel written by Nicholas Sparks. The love story that this film tells is an absolutely beautiful one. And although I cry each time, I enjoy over and over. The Notebook is about an elderly man (Noah) who is telling the story of his life to the one he loves, his wife (Allie). Allie has irreversible dementia which has been caused by her having Alzheimer’s Disease. “Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of irreversible dementia, accounting for half the cases” (Tanner, 2003). The plot of the movie is based on Noah reading a book to Allie. Even though Allie has no recollection of Noah being her husband, their life together or even that they have children, Noah see’s her everyday and reads…show more content…
I wouldn’t say that she completely overcomes this barrier, but she slightly does. We see this when she is able to remember little parts of her past as Noah is reading her the story. Again when they are having dinner and she knows who Noah is and remembers that they have children and even asks how they are. And finally, when she is awoken by Noah, she doesn’t get upset but instead, she knows exactly who he is. She is able to call him by his name at first glance, talk about their love and even believes that it will let them leave the nursing home together, which it…show more content…
I enjoyed watching it again to refresh my memory on such a beautiful story. It’s not just a romance movie, but a lesson on true-love. It gives you an insight on how families cope with a loved one being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This was one of those movies that as it progressed, I truly cared about the characters, it’s one where you become part of the story. It’s a movie that touches my heart in a special way, since I have an aunt with Alzheimer’s disease. Allie actually reminds me of her a little bit, although my aunt’s isn’t yet as far as Allie’s, since she can still recall who we are (most of the
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