I have just watched the most beautiful piece of film I have ever seen. I can guarantee that you will have never seen dementia viewed in this way before.
How do you be with someone with dementia? How do you communicate? Children are the sweetest gift ever given to anyone and in this film young people talk about their grandparents who have dementia and how they deal with it. If it doesn’t bring a tear to your eye then I will be amazed!
Produced by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) for CBBC (the first ‘C’ standing for ‘Childrens’) this is a programme that is on air for children’s viewing times. I feel that this should be shown so that all adults can learn from children how to help their loved ones with dementia. Click on the link below to watch it.
Josh, Ella and Hope all have one thing in common – they have a grandparent with dementia. It isn’t easy having to be ‘the grown-up’ when their grandparents get forgetful. But all three of them are determined to help them as much as they can. They all have their different ways of coping, which they want to share with other kids going through the same thing, and have recorded personal moments with their grandparents on their own cameras. Josh is determined to help his grandad remember and secretly gathers mementos for a memory box. Ella decides to organize a sponsored walk to help raise money for research into the causes of dementia. Hope’s granny gives dementia a character – Mr Alzheimer’s – to help Hope come to terms with it all.
29 mins long.