The Hardest ManCry I’ve Ever Had (And It Was To A Documentary): The Memory Loss Tapes

May 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Posted in Film, News | 2 Comments
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God bless

Picture the scene : It was a nice Sunday afternoon, my wife was asleep and my son was having his nap. I turned on the TV and flicked onto a channel. After a few minutes of watching , I had worked out it was about people with Alzheimer’s disease. I couldn’t flick the channel. 30 minutes later, I couldn’t stop crying and wiping the tears away. I’m talking about the ManCry you have ONCE a year when it includes the embarrassing “umhhhh umhhh ahhh” inhaling of air between tears noises you make. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS FILM! I BEG YOU. It was one of the most fascinating documentaries I’ve ever seen and whats more it’s also COMPLETELY FREE TO WATCH ONLINE NOW! ( just click here and be prepared to cry.)

This simple but fascinating documentary follows the lives of some selected individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. It was both fascinating and educational while at the same time, sad and tragic to see the impact that Alzheimer’s has on a family as well as the patient. Some of the scenes in this film I will never forget, they were truly unbelievable. For example : One old man is on his way to a concert reunion. Just the trip in the car, he asked 50 times “Where are we going? Do I know these people?” But as soon as he was on stage with old friends, they started to sing and he joined in, full song solo. I was the edge of my seat in amazement. By the time he stopped singing and walked off the stage, he didn’t know where he was or who half the people were in the room. It was like a real life version of The Notebook.

It was fascinating. The part that really had me crying was the end of film. An old man with Alzheimer’s, practically bed bound, living with his wife. He used to be a children’s entertaining on TV and he would say goodnight by saying “That’s all folks but we’ll see you all again soon, because we like to be on TV.” My heart just simply broke when you see a tragic sad scene of him passing away months later. Then at his funeral , all you could see was those balloons that children’s entertainers use to make different animals with. By this point I  think I cried so much that I couldn’t even see the TV anymore.

So I beg you please take the time to watch this amazing documentary about Alzheimer’s . It gives you an amazing insight to what it must be like for people, you’ll have a bloody good cry , and then after wards thank God that you don’t have it or get it. Trust me, you NEED to SEE THIS!

Just click here to watch it for free online (full screen, good quality and legal) or share this link with others http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/memory-loss-tapes.html .

I SAY AGAIN PLEASE WATCH THIS! DON’T JUST THINK WHATEVER… YOU NEED TO SEE THIS! Feedback very welcome and wanted below!

*UPDATE* I didn’t realize the online version isn’t the full one. “My friend” found a torrent online though. Not amazing quality but well worth watching the rest of it. Click here to get the torrent.

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