[Perspectives] A relentless journey: life with dementia
For many of us, caring for ageing parents has become part of modern life. It is a challenging time for both the child and parent as their roles reverse. French playwright Florian Zeller’s award-winning play The Father is a brutally honest portrayal of dementia. In a virtuoso translation by Christopher Hampton, the play explores the relationship between a father and his daughter, and the ravaging illness that robs them of each other.