Australian film shows the importance of social interaction for people with dementia

21 Sep, 13 Australian film shows the importance of social interaction for people with dementia

 

|  Alzheimer Europe  |  21 September 2013  |

A new short film named “Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Dementia Differently” has been released in Australia. The film was produced by Corinne Maunder and is evidence of her devotion to her grandmother, who has been living with dementia for 15 years.

The 16-minute film shares the story of an eponymous photo exhibition that is currently on tour in Australia. The exhibition includes some 100 photographs of people living with dementia. The images offer a unique, compassionate and positive portrayal of people living with dementia – illustrating that they continue to have needs around social interaction and engagement in much the same way as everybody else.

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