Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 59 min.
Director: Mason Mills
After being diagnosed with dementia, many people’s lives change dramatically. Revolutionizing Dementia Care explores how those living with dementia can continue to live full and meaningful lives, even as the disease progresses. Innovative approaches in long-term memory care communities focus on the abilities of residents, rather than purely their disabilities and care-partners are able to create healthier, more fulfilling environments. These groundbreaking techniques allow residents to feel included, engaged, and supported in everyday activities and social gatherings that correspond to their interests and strengths. Documenting this revolution in dementia awareness, the film reveals the importance of heartfelt relationships in creating a sense of well being for those living with dementia, their families and all of us. Introduction by Gary Selmeczi (Westminster-Canterbury), discussion with Deke Cateau (A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab), Brian LeBlanc (Dementia Action Alliance), Karen Love (Dementia Action Alliance), and John Zeisel (I’m Still Here Foundation; Hearthstone Alzheimer Care), moderated by producer-director Mason Mills
Presented by Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
Supported by Community Idea Stations and Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life
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