Memory Loss

Looking back over the year, one of the most memorable filming days we have had was with a support group for men and women with early onset dementia / alzheimers. The group met for lunch, bringing items with them that carers / family felt could be useful. A garden trowel, photographs of Morecambe in 1950, a particular cake - all unlocked memories and kindled thoughts. Being able to communicate, share, find context made all the difference. Our film was in turn used to help in later meetings. Filming unobtrusively in clinical settings, then editing to create a useful aide-memoire.

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TAGS: dementia, mental health, memory