New film depicts family's struggle with Alzheimer's

Sometimes, a picture isn't enough, no matter how many words it may represent.

After his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 57, Chris Wynn set out to document his family's experience, as well as honor his father's last days.

Forgetful Not Forgotten premiered on a Canadian television network last December and has been re-broadcast since due to all the feedback it has garnered.

New film depicts family's struggle with Alzheimer's

The film's main focus is John Wynn, who developed the disease at a relatively young age. As Chris takes viewers through his father's journey into the debilitating condition, he also focuses on the changes happening within his family and how they evolved into caregivers for John.

A particularly poignant segment is when Chris talks about his future and reflects about Alzheimer's being a hereditary disease. This eventually leads the film to talking about the studies, medications and research into Alzheimer's.

The film was released in time for Canada's Alzheimer's Awareness Month, which has the goal of raising funds for research. Approximately 500,000 Canadians live with Alzheimer's disease.

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