At “Summer in direct” hosted on Rai 1 by Roberta Capua and Gianluca Semprini, the actress Daniela Poggi, former host of “Who has seen it?”, Told about her touching experience with Alzheimer’s disease which mother. From there a theatrical show was born, “I, my mother’s mother”, and a book, “Remember me!”.
To the program “Summer live” on Rai 1, led by Roberta Capua and Gianluca Semprini, there are often many famous people who confess with an open heart.
One of the latest interviews that thrilled the presenter a lot, Roberta Capua, and viewers was to Daniela Poggi.
Summer live, Daniela Poggi: the mother with Alzheimer’s disease
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Guest of the afternoon lounge of “Summer live”, the actress from Savona and former host of “Who has seen?” he spoke of a very delicate moment in his life from which his book was born “Remember me!”.
Daniela Poggi went through a critical phase when he had to deal with theAlzheimer’s that hit his mother.
In 2008, Poggi wrote the recital “I my mother’s mother”. While the rehearsals were in progress, Daniela’s mother – said the person concerned – was sitting on the sofa, applauding. She was sick with Alzheimer’s.
It was there that Poggi realized that that was the story she had to tell, that is the reversal of roles.
The encounter with the disease, added the Poggi, forced her to accept a violent reality, but doing it with love.
For his mother, Daniela she had become “a mother, a lady, a stranger”.
Clearly, the actress and presenter remained strongly destabilized, because she found herself parenting a 90-year-old woman, with all the implications of the case.
Daniela said, with modesty and sincerity:
“Even going to discover a body, those nakedness, those intimacies, becomes very complicated”.
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Write the experience in a book, for the Poggi, it was a way to rework it.
The artist concluded that the experience of his mother’s illness – who passed away in 2010 – was sublimated into artistic creation, first with the recital “I my mother’s mother” and now with the book “Remember me!”.
Daniela wanted the exclamation point in the title because – she explained – the tone is that of an invitation, a small, last request.