We all love looking back at fond memories from our past and whether that is a photo or home videos, having these memories to keep forever is something really special.
My Life Films is an organisation, which understands the importance of revisiting these memories for people diagnosed with dementia. By combining music, photos, clips and interviews they aim to celebrate the lives of those with dementia and help carers build better patient relationships.
The touching video of a woman called Jo watching the film of her life really shows how engaged and happy she is by seeing her whole lifetime being played on the television. Despite Jo’s touching reaction as she laughs and hugs herself, she has actually seen this film many times but it always seems fresh to her as Jo is living with dementia.
Although ‘My Life Films’ is a young charity, it is growing fast by creating these 20-30 minutes films. It must be an incredible and overwhelming feeling for these people to see their life right before their eyes and reconnect with their past in such a visual way.
“There is nothing positive about dementia, [but] in a way we bring a little bit of good into their lives, it’s a celebration,” says Jorg Roth, who set up the charity with his wife Carolin. “I talked to a gerontologist friend: I thought it was the entertainment value; she said no, it’s the journey, it’s the interest we show in somebody, it’s family coming together.” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/31/reel-life-the-biographical-films-bringing-joy-to-people-with-dementia
If you want to create a Film for your loved one with dementia, make sure you check out ‘My Life Films’ today. Having dementia is no exception as to why these memories should be stolen from you; so return them back to your family member today in a fun and exciting way.
My Life Films – http://mylifefilms.org/
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
– Dr. Seuss