Life in New Zealand is pleasant enough When we turn 22 it’s not violent enough We want fast pace & fast trains & Much bigger clubs We want money & kudos & Much stronger drugs We skimp we save we go overseas We pimp we slave so we get what we need When we get there we try very hard to believe That it’s better When we go overseas to a much bigger place We still doing the same things But not with much space On the subways and airplanes There’s no friendly faces We’re working so hard That the history is wasted We skimp we save we go overseas We pimp we slave so we get what we need When we get there we try very hard to believe That it’s better We skimp we save we go overseas We leave those behind who give us what we need In two years we return with a sigh of relief But we say it was better
Everywhere at the end of time’ is a series exploring dementia, its advancement and its totality.
Everywhere at the End of Time is divided into six stages, with each representing a decrease in function and capacity of a dementia patient.
STAGE 1 : 00:00:00 Here we experience the first signs of memory loss. This stage is most like a beautiful daydream. The glory of old age and recollection. The last of the great days.
STAGE 2 : 00:41:22 The second stage is the self realisation and awareness that something is wrong with a refusal to accept that. More effort is made to remember so memories can be more long form with a little more deterioration in quality. The overall personal mood is generally lower than the first stage and at a point before confusion starts setting in.
STAGE 3 : 01:23:17 Here we are presented with some of the last coherent memories before confusion fully rolls in and the grey mists form and fade away. Finest moments have been remembered, the musical flow in places is more confused and tangled. As we progress some singular memories become more disturbed, isolated, broken and distant. These are the last embers of awareness before we enter the post awareness stages.
STAGE 4 : 02:08:53 Post-Awareness Stage 4 is where serenity and the ability to recall singular memories gives way to confusions and horror. It’s the beginning of an eventual process where all memories begin to become more fluid through entanglements, repetition and rupture.
STAGE 5 : 03:36:12 Post-Awareness Stage 5 confusions and horror. More extreme entanglements, repetition and rupture can give way to calmer moments. The unfamiliar may sound and feel familiar. Time is often spent only in the moment leading to isolation.
STAGE 6 : 05:04:32 Post-Awareness Stage 6 is without description.