BY AWARD WINNING INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR JOSH APPIGNANESI
PRODUCED BY OSCAR WINNING PRODUCER MIA BAYS
DEVELOPED WITH THE BRADFORD DEMENTIA GROUP, INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN FOR THEIR RESEARCH & EVALUATION INTO DEMENTIA CARE
SUPPORTED BY THE WELLCOME TRUST
"This film should be shown to all carers of people with dementia; including families, care home and hospital staff in all disciplines" Alzheimers Society (UK), February 2008
'Thought provoking - real - something that can reach in and touch the hardest heart and give a clearer understanding of living with dementia.' Helen Walker, Dementia Training Manager, Alzheimer's Australia
'Thanks again for the use of your DVD and the available handouts. As someone who has been involved in educating others about dementia and providing support for the past fifteen years, I can say that your materials are among the best that I've seen available.' Don Thibedeau, Case Manager, Denali Center (Alaska, USA)
"A masterpiece. I think it is an excellent teaching tool for staff working with Dementia residents. It allows them to experience how our residents must feel and provides good topics for discussion." Berni Baer, Education Co-Ordinator, St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital (Alberta, Canada)
'It will enable care staff and managers to discuss, at a depth that ordinary, didactic training clips don’t, the implications of what they’re seeing.' Ruth Gallagher, Branch Manager, Alzheimer's Society (UK)
EX MEMORIA has already been distributed to hundreds of careworkers, residential home managers, charities and specialists in the field, in the UK and beyond, as part of a Wellcome Trust scheme. Responses have been resounding. The film and the Bradford Dementia Group's learning materials together, have already proven to be a life-changing tool in enhancing understanding of the care situation and training careworkers and relatives about the best practice. It is now, finally, available for sale to the general public.
Based on real events, EX MEMORIA takes us into a day in the life of Eva, putting us face to face with one person's experience of old age and dementia. It boldly forces us to face the her lived reality as she moves in and out of the momentary, the half-remembered, the partly imagined. We watch as her trouble past returns to haunt the present.
Starring Olivier-award winning theatre veteran Sara Kestelman and BAFTA nominee Natalie PressEX MEMORIA makes us think afresh about memory, aging, care and dementia, encompassing the tragedy and the warmth of one woman's unique story.