A short history of decay

New Alzheimer’s Movie Inspires And Entertains

Posted on 05/16/2014 by |West Coast Editor, AARP The Magazine | Comments

EntertainmentIt’s hard to imagine that a movie about Alzheimer’s could be realistic and uplifting, but A Short History of Decay, by first-time writer/director Michael Maren, manages both.  This indy film, arriving in theaters today, explores the ripple effect of the disease on the sufferer’s partner, grown children and friends, all the while encouraging viewers to empathize, laugh and cry. In the end, this is a movie not so much about a devastating illness that affects memory, thinking and behavior, but …