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Feb 19, 2018

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Film review: Extreme Love- Dementia (2012)

Film review: Extreme Love- Dementia (2012)

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“We made wows to each other – until death do us part – and it hasn’t parted yet” Louis Theroux’s documentary is set in Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, a major hub of dementia care. We follow Louis as he ..

Feb 5, 2018

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Film review: Still Mine (2012)

Film review: Still Mine (2012)

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  • “She has her good days and her bad days” ‘Still Mine’ follows the story of Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), an elderly farmer trying to build a new home for him and his wife, Irene (Geneviève Bujold). The unexpected hurdles that ..

    Jan 26, 2018

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    Film review: The Iron Lady (2011)

    Film review: The Iron Lady (2011)

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    “It used to be about trying to do something – now it’s about trying to be someone” The Iron Lady portrays the life of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep); the story of her early life and rise to political power is ..

    Jan 19, 2018

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    Film review: Iris (2001)

    Film review: Iris (2001)

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    “I feel as if I’m sailing into darkness” Iris Murdoch (Kate Winslet/Judi Dench) is vibrant and free-spirited whereas John Bayley (Hugh Bonneville/Jim Broadbent) is lovable, but rather awkward and timid. A seemingly unlikely match, the two fall in love during ..

    Jan 12, 2018

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    Film Review: Still Alice (2014)

    Film Review: Still Alice (2014)

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    “Learning the Art of Losing”   Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a linguistics professor at Columbia University, starts struggling to find words, then to find her way back home from campus, and later on to find the bathroom in her ..

    Jan 5, 2018

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    Film review: Glen Campbell – I’ll be me (2014)

    Film review: Glen Campbell – I’ll be me (2014)

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    “I’m still here but yet I’m gone” One of the greatest performers in country music history, Glen Campbell received his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. Accompanied by his family, he embarked on his last tour to say farewell to ..

    Dec 29, 2017

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    Film review: The Notebook (2004)

    Film review: The Notebook (2004)

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  • “I remember now. It was us.” It is potentially one of the most popular romantic movies that came out in the past twenty years – so much so that it needs almost no introduction. Noah (Ryan Gosling/James Garner) and Allie’s ..

    Dec 22, 2017

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    Film review: On Golden Pond (1981)

    Film review: On Golden Pond (1981)

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    “Sometimes you have to look hard at a person and remember that he’s doing the best he can” An elderly couple, Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) and Norman (Henry Fonda), return to their lake house on Golden Pond. Although they are expecting ..

    Dec 18, 2017

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    Interview with a caregiver: Eva

    Interview with a caregiver: Eva

    Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

    Eva Eva works as a carer in a care home for the elderly. Everyone in the home has some form of dementia; many are at an advanced stage. I arrive to Eva’s flat and she invites me to her spacious ..

    Dec 18, 2017

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    Interview series at CogniHealth: An introduction

    Interview series at CogniHealth: An introduction

    Posted in : All, Personal Experience & Interviews on by : Kinga Antal

    An Introduction Interviews with people – both professionals and private persons – who have experience caring for those living with dementia. The aim of these interviews is to gain insight into what it is like to live with or care ..