37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Revolutionizing Dementia Care

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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


Thursday, November 1


5:30 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Mason Mills

Runtime: 59 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English