Those who stay
This documentary is dedicated tho all those people,
who do not forget those who already forgot them.
Alzheimer is a disease affecting more and more people in the world. The most terrible among its symptoms is the lost of memories, the inexorable dissolution of a life. There is not a cure yet for this suffering: it can be fought only through research and, above all, love and dedication.
The documentary recounts with sensitivity the dismay of those who see their familiars turning into a shadow, and it focuses on the courage of those who assist a beloved person who is slowly deleting them from his memories.
Incredulity, desperation and resignation, dreams melting like snow in the sun: that is what Alzheimer brings in a family. However, from that darkness, you can see invincible loves emerging, loves that not even Alzheimer can take away.
It is the love of “Those who stay”.
by Marco Toscani – Winner of the Reporter Day 2017