We Are Family

Nottingham, England [2018]

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We Are Family premiered on November 8th, 2018 at the UK Dementia Congress in Brighton, England.

Landermeads embodies a culture of care where life is celebrated and embraced. The Butterfly model of care identifies that quality dementia care is all about the beauty of the moment and sharing life. 

Love Lives Here

California, USA [2016]

Love Lives Here explores how US-based memory care provider Silverado gives life to residents by embracing a core operating philosophy of love and recognising the value of the human spirit. Silverado has a unique approach that sees them getting people to do things that the top neurologists in the world said was impossible. 

 

The film was shot at four different Silverado communities in California, and features interviews with associates (staff), residents, family members, and dementia-care experts, along with photographs and video footage of the day-to-day life of residents at Silverado.

It Takes a Community

Queensland, Australia [2014]

It Takes a Community presents Arcare's unique relationship-centred approach to celebrating and supporting old age. Their ‘relational’ dedicated staffing model requires staff to commit to working regular shifts with the exact same elders every time they come to work so that strong relationships can develop.

 

On seeing the film, Dr Richard Taylor, author, retired psychologist and person who lived with dementia, commented: “This is what purpose in people's lives looks like, sounds like, feels like. This is a staff and community where they serve and help create giving and receiving respect, enabling a mutual support and love of each other, themselves, and living.”

Finding the Why

NSW, Australia [2014]

Finding the Why shares the story of Uniting’s Starrett Lodge and the ways in which its staff gives real meaning and purpose to the lives of residents, many of whom are living with dementia. Their unique approach to enabling active participation in life for aged care residents shines though on screen and culminates in a parachute jump for 86 year old Allen.

 

The film won the Your Voice category at the 2014 Reel Health International Short Film Festival, which was attended by director Corinne Maunder and several staff and residents from Starrett Lodge, including Marcia who at 93 years old took her first flight to attend the event in Melbourne. 

Love, Loss and Laughter: Living with Dementia

Victoria, Australia [2013]

The film that started it all. Love, Loss and Laughter is a film by Corinne about Cathy's international photographic exhibition, Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Dementia Differently. It explores the messages behind the photos that toured Australia over six months in 2013.

 

The film shows that even though dementia is a condition that people live with, it doesn't mean a person should be isolated from the everyday activities that they can still enjoy in so many ways. 

© 2018 By Greenblat Maunder