The Alzheimer's Society of Canada
Much Too Young is a documentary that follows four families as they deal with Alzheimer’s disease at a shockingly young age.
It’s more common than we think. There are more than half a million cases in Canada today. And some ten percent of these cases affect people under sixty years of age.
Alzheimer’s disease has dramatically altered the lives of these teenagers and twenty-somethings as they live day-to-day, shouldering the burden of helping care for their parents. The film reveals the intense relationships between each family member, and how the family dynamic has altered from a typical parent-child relationship. The film powerfully demonstrates how this disease not only affects the person diagnosed and the primary caregiver, but how it takes a toll on the family and someone in the prime of their lives – the children caregivers.SEE THE TRAILER
The Much Too Young Virtual Reality App will place the audience into the perspective of someone suffering with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s related dementia, through the stories and homes of the TVO feature documentary film Much Too Young.
MTY VR is an innovative app for android and apple devices which invites audiences into the lives of the subjects from the film Much Too Young through Virtual Reality documentary short films. Users will experience the world of a person with Alzheimer’s through Virtual Reality technology, with an immediacy and realism that has never before been possible. With the help of medical experts and the families that care for these individuals we hope to provide new insight into the challenges and experiences of Alzheimer’s related dementia. MTY VR is being developed in consultation with the the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Users will hear, see, and feel what it’s like to suffer from Alzheimer’s related dementia through their choice of platforms including web based viewing, windows desktop HMDs, android, and iOS devices. The objective of the app is to use the power of immersive story telling to create empathy and promote positive social change while bringing awareness to the issues around Alzheimer’s and the film Much Too Young.