Visualizing Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of derangement…
Ugh, we’re all growing older every day, and research has shown that starting in our twenties, some brain functions begin a linear descent into mental weirdness. Yep, mental atrophy is just inevitable. Even if we skirt dreadful diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, areas of the brain inevitably contract, cells degenerate, and mental processing skills like multitasking and episodic memory worsen. Conceptual anarchy kicks in as dementia or worse causes linguistic slip-ups, logic problems and mind-body deterioration.
But what does it look like? How can we describe it? Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), also known as Benson’s syndrome, is an annoying form of dementia in which the brain’s spatial reasoning, visual processing, spelling and calculating functions give way to mental entropy. In most cases, the condition is caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Mild symptoms frequently manifest and then a full-on decline in memory and cognitive skills follows.
This short film, titled, ‘Do I See What You See,’ from animator Simon Ball guides us through the freaky and fear-inducing experiences from the perspective of individuals with the condition. In addition to offering an empathic window on the day-to-day difficulties of living with neurological handicaps, the film offers interesting insight into how we all frame our worlds from within. Watch here and below. Whoa!
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