alzheimer and their romantic stories

Senin, Juli 06, 2009

Alzheimer atau kepikunan merupakan sejenis penyakit penurunan fungsi saraf otak yang kompleks dan progresif. Penyakit Alzheimer bukannya sejenis penyakit menular. Penyakit Alzheimer adalah keadaan di mana daya ingatan seseorang merosot dengan parahnya sehingga pengidapnya tidak mampu mengurus diri sendiri. Penyakit Alzheimer bukannya 'kekanak-kanakan karena usia tua' yang sekadar suatu proses penuaan. Sebaliknya, adalah sejenis masalah kesehatan yang amat menyiksa dan perlu diberikan perhatian.

Alzheimer digolongkan ke dalam salah satu dari jenis nyanyuk (dementia) yang dicirikan dengan melemahnya percakapan, kewarasan, ingatan, pertimbangan, perubahan kepribadian dan tingkah laku yang tidak terkendali. Keadaan ini amat membebani bukan saja kepada pengidapnya, malah anggota keluarga yang menjaga. Penyakit Alzheimer yang menurunkan fungsi memori ini juga menurunkan fungsi intelektual dan sosial pengidapnya. Biasanya, anggota keluarga hanya datang membawa orang yang sakit berjumpa dokter apabila mereka sudah tidak tahan dengan gejala orang yang sakit.

Hingga kini, sumber sebenarnya penyakit ini tidak diketahui. Tetapi, ia bukanlah disebabkan penuaan. Bagaimanapun, ilmuwan berpendapat, ia dikaitkan dengan pembentukan dan perubahan pada sel-sel saraf yang normal menjadi serat.

banyak banget film - film yang mengangkat alzheimer sebagai kisah utamanya.


1. 50 first dates

Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a wildlife veterinarian in Hawaii, who meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) a woman who has a short-term memory loss from an auto accident a year earlier. Henry is a ladies man on the island who has been breaking the hearts of female tourists for years. Henry meets Lucy at a local cafe and takes her out on a date. Henry falls in love with Lucy, but there is one problem when she awakens in the morning, she can't remember him or anything that happened that day. Henry must devise a plan to meet Lucy everyday and try to get her to fall in love with him again and again.

2. A Moment To Remember

A heartbreaking yet hopeful tale of a man who never stops loving his wife, even as she gradually loses her memory to Alzheimer's disease.
The first segment of the film, staged in romantic comedy style, introduces the protagonists, a woman named Su Jin and a man named Chul Soo. The movie highlights their accidental meeting in a convenience store and confusion over a can of soda, followed by their subsequent courting despite the social standings that should have kept them apart.
The second segment follows the couple now settling into married life. Su-Jin learns to be a housewife as her husband cares for her. But as the segment progresses, Su-jin begins to display forgetfulness, including an incident in which a fire breaks out because of a forgotten stove. While Chul Soo caught the fire in time, the seriousness of the incident and others draw them to seek medical help.

3. Daddy Long Legs

Cha Young-Mi, who had a secret admirer for 10 years. Working at a radio station, she rents a house that belonged to a former employee, but was away sick for a long time. While she is there, she receives an e-mail that was sent a year ago, which tells a story about a girl who had a giant crush on a guy for 10 years, but became ill and she is losing her memories day by day. Now, Young-Mi decides to find that man who the girl fell in love with, and along the way met a guy named Kim Jun-Ho. As time passes, Young-Mi falls in love with Jun-Ho, but finds out that he is the man that the girl fell in love with and this is just a beggining of what comes next like a biggest shock.

4. The Notebook 

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to an older, invalid woman whom he regularly visits. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths. Though her memory has faded, his words give her the chance to relive her turbulent youth and the unforgettable love they shared.

gue baru tau segini nih film - film yang mengisahkan tentang alzheimer, kalo ada yang lain rekomen yaaaa  :)

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