How accurate is the portrayal of Alzheimer’s disease in the movie Black?

The movie Black is not about Alzheimer’s disease. It has some other plot. In this movie, an important supporting character develops Alzheimer’s disease. Though it might not be needed for the story angle, the movie did not show the ways this character handled his everyday life battling Alzheimer’s disease. The movie barely touched the medical condition.

There are some good scenes that show confusion and disorientation but nothing about the deterioration of the condition. As movies exaggerate a situation to induce emotions, you can find many scenes that may mislead from reality. Such scenes include, recovery of memory or chaining the patient in the film.

In reality, it is not possible for an Alzheimer’s patient to recover the memory completely. It is because once a part of the brain is damaged, it never gets better. Moreover, an Alzheimer’s patient must never be chained as it can further degrade the condition. The best solution is to develop a suitable palliative care strategy with a mix of pharmacological intervention to cater the needs of the patient. 

The movie showed scenes that inaccurately portrayed Alzheimer’s disease along with its signs and symptoms. The movie is good to watch but does not explain about Alzheimer’s disease and the impact it has on its patients.

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