The Man With The Seven Second Memory (Medical Documentary) - Real Stories

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Loso : The scariest & haunting part about this is when he kept calling his wife after she left

RIchard Stylez : *First time I've ever seen a human being*

IrishRose : "What does it mean to you when Debra arrives?" "Heaven on Earth has arrived". Omg. 😭💓

Cheech Whit : his memory still works.. his long term does.. Its why he doesnt freak out when he looks in the mirror.. And why he used to freak out when he saw his sister and said she was too old.. So over time i think his mind regained some long term memory.. very small amount of it.. probably why he calmed down so much.. and sort of came to terms with himself and his mind..

Twerking Duck : Clive: "When are you coming home darling?" Debra: "Eight seconds."

Mrs Chester : He lives in death-no dreams no memories no past and no future. Horrible.

catoad : He always repeats "Day and night are the same, no thoughts, no dreams." THAT he remembers, because those are his feelings. He "remembers" his wife, because she is connected to emotion - to the amygdala. Or, it's not memories. Those are simply, and purely, his true feelings.

D Clark : I feel so sorry for this family but I have to say that this woman (Deborah) is an extraordinary woman of immense strength.

Susquii : the most heartbreaking line in this is "he's just Clive now, dad's gone."

AnimeFeverTime : Maybe he's just being really sarcastic

BlaiddDrwg2009 : Oh, bless him. His face when she said they made a film 20 years ago and they wanted to know how he was

Scrambled Greg : 6:48 Interview: "What does love mean?" Clive: "Zero in tennis and everything in life."

Eric Patterson : clearly; the heart remembers what the mind can't

Nawi : 18:50 it says in the diary 'I AM ALIVE' something about that is so sad and haunting that he has to remind himself that he's even alive, just to forget it.

Phrygian Phreak : I have a friend who recently fell into an illness that has caused short term memory loss. Its not as extreme as Clive's case, but, for example, he sometimes tells the same story 3 times over in a matter of minutes. People have treated him horribly for his condition. One thing I learned, that a lot of people learn who have family members who suffer from dementia (not what my friend suffers from) is it's best to live in the moment. Being in the moment is the only thing they can remember, and reminding them that they can't remember past the current moment just hurts them. If he wants to tell the same story 3 times, I'm happy to hear the story every time.

Sherley Doran : Where is home? "Yesterday" He's such a wonderful and bright man, still. This is making me cry.


Willow Summers : I am addicted to documentaries

Josh Anderson : what a pure love, he can’t exactly remember his wife but he associates this “idea” of her when they’re not together with comfort, love, and heaven. and her, there’s almost no purpose to visiting him because whatever they do he’ll forget, no new memories can come of any time they spend together or change how he sees her and she still comes to visit him out of love

Djinnx Tearlache : His daughter really breaks my heart. You can tell she really loves him, therefore, it is too painful for her to see him like that. You see the pain in her eyes. I can't imagine having someone like that in your family.

brooke xx : It really hit me hard when he kept on saying "You're the first people I've seen since I was ill" because he must feel as if he has been alone that whole time. Even though he will not remember that time, it is still sad. Also I felt really sad when his wife showed the diary where he kept on writing down that he was concious for the first time.This was an incredible documentary

James Freeman : His wife's eyes are beautiful

XxXShevampXxX : Those messages he left on the answering machine just broke my heart. You can hear the fear in his voice and it's heart wrenching for me to witness so I can't even begin to fathom how his wife must've felt. He's experiencing a lot of anguish.

Calum Sanderson : It's strange for me to say I have a "favourite part" in a documentary, but the church bit, with her recounting the live broadcast...that was beautiful.

Galka Power : one of the saddest things I've ever watched :(

Ine Graskopf : While I obviously realize that his condition is a tragedy for both him and his family, I can't help but think that the relationship between Clive and his wife is one of the most wonderful love stories I have ever seen...

ARGreen93 : Plot twist: Clive has pulled a 33 year publicity stunt to promote his new composition "Memories...."

Sicsen : *bird chirps* Clive: Hello! Such an angel, it's so tragic that he's trapped in this endless cycle

Voltz : I've been watching this documentary, waiting to watch the moment where his _7 seconds actually start_ and I found the perfect part for everybody to experience it! It's at 31:00 *Please like my comment everybody so everybody else can find this part because I'm sure everybody wants to see it in action* _Also, have a very nice day everybody_ ! ^_>

JKL : "It's spelled wrong, it should be " reeding". Yes Clive, I find that frustrating too. Lol

Lou Skunt : At least the auditory hallucinations are nice music. Imagine if they were more sinister and torturous like a paranoid schizophrenic....

Lou Skunt : I don't understand how he has a seven second memory, but is able to hold conversations that last much longer than 7 seconds. He is also aware that he is sick, but how?

smeutr1 : So 7 second Tom from 50 first dates was real?

jackdawcaw : Hearing him speak, I feel like he does have a sense of time passing, it is just that nothing is stored, so he cannot retrieve it, and so it feels like even though he's been alive, it's the first moment of consciousness, because he has no prior memory of being conscious. He regularly says things that show that he has some inkling of insight into what's happening to him.

Sarah Claire : "We're on another plane Clive and I. We're in a world where there is no time."

Jenn Hoff : WOW. I have one of the hardest situations I can think of in life being bed-bound and in horrible pain 24/7, but I can think of just a couple things that would be harder. Locked-in Syndrome, being a quadruple amputee, and this. I think the part that makes most situations harder is when there's no end to it. Most diseases, within 5 or 10 years, you either get better or die, and the suffering ends one way or the other. This is one that stays his whole life. And his lovely wife's whole life, too. That's really really hard.

treetababy : My sister suffers from brain damage from a car accident.  Her symptoms are similar, she can create a few new memories if traumatic (like the death of someone), or through repetition.  Brain damage like this is so hard on the family.  My sister can not remember the day of week, can't read books either.  Notes do help, labeling does help.  So sad.

Dizzledoe : I love the "thats news to me" with every single situation. "You know you just farted?" "Well thats news to me."

Benjamin Porteus : "If you could do anything now, if you had free choice, what would you do next?" "I would gin and tonic arright, hehehe, with a cigarette, hehehee. And then of course waiting for time to elude and disappear.. and her arrival. Yeah." I've been thinking the same thing for years.

Stephan K : *This dude would love Vine*


DutchFurnace : This is more about the love of a wife for her husband than the illness of her husband.

stereophonic77 : 20:58 "Deborah for Eternity"

Sneaky Cunt : imagine telling this guy the same joke over and over again, and every time him having a different reaction

Iris Brill : 'because you're famous' 'hahahaha likely story' 'millions of people know your story' 'good heavens that's embarrassing'

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar : So he left his house couldn't remember where he lived, he didn't recognize his own house, and his wife was happy with the doctor's diagnosis of the flu.

Matt Tracks : Truly heartbreaking. His amnesia impedes not only his metacognition but his ability to suffer from it. If Clive's brain could look at his own life from the outside and see for himself what he is and has endured for the past 20 years I believe he would seek euthanasia. Instead, any notion of assisted suicide is incomprehensible and cannot be expected to be decided by his family. After all, Clive's life is painless. There is nothing at all, not one thought. No one in this world could possibly empathize with this, not even Clive himself. Perpetually filled with profound emotion telling himself he is alive. Perfectly alive. Only to conceive his nightmare before it slips through his fingers again and again. Relentlessly. A nightmare with no dream. no difference between day or night. Precisely like death. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. There is no god.

【C】【r】【o】【g】【g】【8】【8】 : It’s sad that Debrah only visits him once a month.

Willow Summers : I am addicted to documentaries

Marcel Zager : That's a shame, because you really can tell that he is a n extremely intelligent and passionate man, but that's just taken away from him