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The Father is a drama co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2012 play Le Père. A French-British co-production. The Father follows an aging man who must deal with his progressing memory loss. The Father takes a very realistic look from the patient to the caretaker’s point of view.  As a person digresses into a vacuum of Alzheimer’s disease, their loved ones are also profoundly impacted. The Father is an eyeopener.  I think it’s important to know the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s, briefly described below: Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Dementia is not. As Alzheimer’s advances, symptoms get more severe and include disorientation, confusion, and behavior changes. Eventually, speaking, swallowing, and walking becomes difficult. There is no way to prevent, cure…

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