Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more with dementia/Alzheimer's.
A lot of popular media features (typically older or elderly) characters suffering from dimentia/Alzheimer's/memory loss/ etc and this can be quite distressing or triggering to those watching, especially if they have a personal association to the subject.
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TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
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cetacn
episode one: an old woman is shown to suffer from dementia or a condition similar in nature to dementia.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
42
No
1
0
Roderick mentions it in the second episode
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
34
No
2
4
motorcycledudebro
Bojack's mother suffers from dementia.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
25
No
0
3
Meredith’s mother (Ellis Grey has Alzheimer’s). Also Richards wife has Alzheimer’s
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
25
No
1
2
There’s a character with schizophrenia but has rapidly degenerating memory and mental function very similar to dementia
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
25
No
0
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
23
No
0
3
uryufriend
Character is healed from dementia/alzheimer’s by supernatural means
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
22
No
5
1
TooTiredForUserNames
S11
 E11
Yes Frank Gallagher in season 11 is diagnosed and shows signs and symptoms
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
20
No
6
1
Alzheimer’s disease is a major plot point in the latter half of season 12
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
18
No
3
3
Pantalones
Stan's grandfather has dementia and usually calls Stan the wrong name, often calling him "Billy."
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
18
No
6
1
maybe? not specified but implied
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
17
No
4
3
CMster
It's really really tragic.
Movie • 2014 Report
Yes
17
No
0
7
A focal point of the film. Absolutely DO NOT WATCH if this is a trigger for you.
Podcast Report
Yes
17
No
1
Book • 2003 Report
Yes
15
No
0
2
Miras
Goosefeather is stated by the authors to have died to dementia. His behavior in the books makes this pretty clear too
Yes
15
No
0
4
Overly_Tired_Lemon
A character does say they have Frontotemporal Dementia and show clinical signs for it, they do try to play it off as a joke but it’s heavily implied that was a bad attempt at lying and that they very likely do have it.
(Note this is something only revealed in an option cut scene)
TV Show • 2012 Report
Yes
15
No
2
4
Pantalones
An older character exhibits memory loss and strange behaviors. It is not caused by Alzheimer's but the real cause isn't revealed for several seasons. His symotoms are very redolent of dementia.
Movie • 2014 Report
Yes
15
No
2
3
Afion
The mum works on a dementia ward, but there's only a brief interaction with a patient with dementia
TV Show Report
Yes
15
No
0
3
SiRenfield
S3
 E3
Joe and Ms.Secondopinson's father
TV Show • 1999 Report
Yes
14
No
0
1
j_co
Uncle Junior begins to develop Dementia toward the end of the series.
TV Show • 2015 Report
Yes
13
No
1
0
PurpleJello
S1
 E1
**SPOILERS**



One of the main characters (Abby Clark) mom (Patricia Clark) has dementia, and it's discussed frequently. In S1E4 thru to S1E5 where Patricia manages to leave the house and get lost, there's a whole subplot about everyone searching for Patricia, which could be distressing to those who've experienced something similar. She is found safe and alive by the end of S1E5. However, Patricia does die in S1E9 from a pulmonary embolism in her sleep.
Video Game • 2019 Report
Yes
13
No
0
3
lilpig
Yes. There are two characters depicted who are explicitly shown to have symptoms of a neurodegenerative condition. The main character suffers from amnesia and acts unusually, but doesn't seem to have a form of dementia
Movie Report
Yes
13
No
1
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
12
No
0
3
Anonymous
Coco, Miguel’s great grandma has dementia and forgets who her daughter is. (spoiler) end of movie, Coco remembers and tells a story about her father
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
12
No
1
0
Xoxo6798
S1
 E1
From ep 3 onwards mental illness is depicted, not named due to the historical context but it is reminiscent of early onset dementia
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
12
No
0
6
Jadespade
The grandma sometimes forgets things that were just told to her.
TV Show • 2004 Report
Yes
12
No
8
0
Markmymake
Main character foreman's mother is inferred to have memory problems similar to alzheimers or dementia.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
11
No
2
1
cha0ticneutralsystem
Pomni remembers everything about her past life and name and is visibly distressed when she tries to remember
Yes
11
No
1
0
Aunt Bethany has dementia
TV Show • 1999 Report
Yes
11
No
1
5
Anonymous
Mermaid Man canonically has dementia.