The Silent epidemic

United Kingdom, 1981

Film
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Episode of Series “World in action”.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a fatal illness few people have heard of, yet as many as one in twelve old people in Britain are likely to contract it and thousands of young people also suffer from it. The fact that its symptoms - confusion, loss of memory, aggression and incontinence - are similar to those of old age has allowed it to be largely ignored by the medical profession.

Credits

producer

David Mills

production company

Granada Television International

Duration

00:27:30:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1981

Appears in

World in action

Group of items

World in action

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015344

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alzheimer's disease

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medical care

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental illness

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Senile dementia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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