See the commercial here.
Synopsis: An overreacting, dinner-mooching woman goads her elderly mother into ingesting mind-altering drugs after she makes the fatal error of momentarily forgetting what day of the week it is, providing iron-clad proof that she has Alzheimer's.
Thanks for your big contribution to today's meal, Gloria.
"Something's wrong -- Mom's not exactly where we left her last week!"
Unfinished Metamucil means she can't be far
Message: Giving your aging parents psychotropic medication is easier than teaching them how to use a Blackberry.
Those funny things on the shelves were called "books"
Subliminal Message: Be sure to get power of attorney first.
There's nothing like the hungry, judgmental gaze of family
Oh, shit -- it must be Sunday.
Computer animation depicts Mom's brain as two rotting lemons
Memorable Moment: Gloria stares incredulously at her mother, as if she's become a drooling vegetable, just because dinner wasn't on the table when the family arrived.
"Where's the lasagna, Mom? LA-SA-GNA ... "
My God ... she hasn't even started the sauce.
Disturbing Aspect: According to Aricept, the effectiveness of treatment for dementia is demonstrated by the patient's ability to (1) assess the quality of tomatoes; (2) make a bed; and (3) impart knowledge of proper napkin-folding technique.
"Oh, no, Dear -- that one's been genetically engineered."
When she's done with this, she can clean out the gutters
"Line up those corners, or Nana will have to pinch you again."
Burning Questions: Has anyone at Pfizer ever forgotten what day it is? Is it right to make your doddering mother endure stomach bleeding, fainting, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bruising, sleeplessness, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, and/or fatigue in order to ensure timely preparation of home-cooked meals? Where can I get that lasagna recipe?
While Gloria readies salad, mother curses her double chin
If family notices lack of drinks, they'll schedule shock therapy
Overall Loathsomeness: 7.6
Mitigating Factor: With improved cognitive ability from Aricept, Mom suddenly recalled that she was planning to disinherit her daughter.