Living Dementia

Does the world look any different? When the dementia doctor becomes the patient

Dr. Kazuo Hasegawa, 90, recently revealed that he is suffering from dementia. A pioneer in dementia study, Dr. Hasegawa had devoted his life to the field, establishing the Hasegawa Dementia Scale for early diagnosis and advocating for change in how the disease is called, so as to eliminate social stigma. How do Dr. Hasegawa and his family come to terms with the reality of a dementia specialist becoming a dementia patient? What awareness does he glean? In an age where dementia is no longer rare, this year-long record follows Dr. Hasegawa in his daily life, exploring ways to live with the disease and offering reasons for hope.
"Silver Screen" Documentary: Health / Medical
US International Film & Video Festival, 2020