An (Un)Comfortable Old Age. On Dementia in Television Programmes and Films Cover Image

(Nie)wygodna starość. O demencji w programach telewizyjnych i filmach
An (Un)Comfortable Old Age. On Dementia in Television Programmes and Films

Author(s): Hanna Grzesiak
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Sociology, Gerontology, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: ageing; old age; dementia; film

Summary/Abstract: The number of elderly people not only in Poland but also around the world is growing rapidly. Due to this fact, more and more attention is paid to the aging process and old age itself. Although the elderly are becoming more and more visible in the media, as evidenced by the increasing number of television programs with their participation, the issue of dementia is still a topic that is rarely discussed in public discourse and in movies.The aim of the article is to analyze television programs and movies that have been broadcast in recent years and to trace the contexts in which dementia is presented, which today is a significant problem not only for the patient's family but also for the entire society.

  • Issue Year: 8/2020
  • Issue No: 2 (16)
  • Page Range: 112-125
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish