Last week I wrote a post about the benefits of life stories and communicating with Alzheimer’s patients. Stephen Evans, a colleague of mine in the Association of Personal Historians, reminded me of a movie released in 2004 that deals with the subject of reminiscence and Alzheimer’s. It’s called The Notebook, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. You can read Roger Ebert’s review of the film here.
The movie is a sweet and somewhat idealistic portrayal of dementia. But it does convey the power of personal stories to make a positive difference in the lives of those suffering from Alzheimer’s. If you haven’t seen The Notebook I would certainly recommend you take a look. Check out the trailer below.