Bold, brilliant, original, upbeat, award-winning, unlike any other documentary on Alzheimer's, it reveals the exaggerated fear, untruths and misconceptions that trap us into believing that dementia is a genetically driven epidemic that we can do little to avoid.
Proving that belief wrong is the core message of this brutally honest, entertaining, even funny, inspiring, and visionary documentary. You will never see Alzheimer's the same way after seeing Monster in the Mind. Freaked out she's getting Alzheimer's, 85-year-old CNN veteran journalist Jean Carper investigates our most dread disease, using clips from old horror movies, herself as guinea pig and astonishing interviews with leading Alzheimer's researchers who confirm that virtually everything we commonly believe about the disease is wrong!
The real truth about Alzheimer's, as told in this groundbreaking documentary, leaves audiences surprised and relieved--their fear of dementia greatly diminished by an amazing happy ending, showing that indeed we can do much to prevent this "Monster in the Mind."
Winner of the prestigious Golden Owl Prize for best science documentary, Bergen University's International Film Festival, Norway, 2016.
"A masterful dissection of Alzheimer's, bringing drama, fact, hope and wise advice for all of us." - Dr. George Perry, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
"It does for Alzheimer's what Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming." -- Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University
"Fantastic, super important and hilarious. I love it."-- Dr. Margaret Lock, McGill University, author," The Alzheimer Conundrum."
"Awesome!"-- Dr. Claudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology, University of California, Irvine
Festivals : 2016-2017: The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA); Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom; Woodstock Film Festival, New York; Bergen International Film Festival, Norway; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece; Norwegian Documentary Festival; Planete Doc Review, Warsaw, Poland
"A brilliant deconstruction of the Alzheimer's myth." - Ralph Nader
"Exciting!" Tilda Swinton
"Utterly terrific! Funny and serious. Everyone must see it."-- Reese Schonfeld, founding president of CNN
"Riveting! An awesome feel-good movie about Alzheimer's" - Thea Flaum, creator, Siskel-Ebert TV show.
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