By Naomi KAZAMA, Shigeru OTA

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Documentary - Post-Production 2012

"Do you know what my name is?"
For a year now, asking this question has been my daily task.
The people that I ask though, are those who have three times
the life experience that I do.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Naomi KAZAMA, Shigeru OTA
    • Synopsis
    • “Do you KNOW what MY NAME Is?”
      For a year now, asking this question has been my daily task. Among the people I ask are women and men who have three times the life experience as I do.
      My name is John. I work at a nursing home for the elderly. With an average age of 80, residents spend their twilight years in quiet comfort. But unfortunately, many are now living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. In the year that I have been working with them, a new treatment has kept the residents busy. Evelyn, 94, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease more than two years ago. At first she could not write her own name and had difficulty communicating, but four months into the treatment, she has rediscovered her interest in knitting. Still without a cure, Alzheimer's disease robs its victims of their memory, their pride, and at times even their will to live. But what if simple reading, writing and calculating could counteract some of the effects of this disease? This documentary follows a research study of a treatment in Cleveland, Ohio. It pursues the answers to what it means to live a happy life, and what may be considered a truly happy conclusion to that life.