Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Greenblat’

“We Are Family” – Living a Beautiful Life with Dementia

A New Dementia Film

Featuring The Butterfly Model

“We Are Family”

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is so proud to interview her friends Corinne Maunder and Cathy Greenblat who created this film, “We Are Family.”  The film was shot in Nottingham, England at Landermeads where life is celebrated daily. Dr David Sheard is the creator of the Butterfly Model featured in this film. Corinne is the Director, Producer and Camera Operator and she owns Fire Films.  Cathy is the Executive Producer and Photographer for the film.  These two amazing women have done several exceptional films on dementia care which can be found at this website: SIDE BY SIDE: LOVE AND JOY IN DEMENTIA CARE A MULTIMEDIA PROJECT.

Here is our interview below

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Wonderful Training Film For Dementia – Cathy Greenblat and Her Team Hit Another Home Run!

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Cathy Greenblat & Her Team

Hit Another Home run!

“It Takes A Community”

If you are looking for a great example of person centered care,

you have found it with Cathy’s film series.

It Takes A Community, was filmed at Arcare Helensvale, in Queensland, Australia is one of a series of short films directed by Corinne Maunder of Fire Films that presents a fresh perspective on aged care.  This moving film looks at Arcare Helensvale’s unique relationship-centred approach to celebrating and supporting old age.  Strategy and Innovation Manager, Daniella Greenwood examples their philosophy and you to I’m sure will be touched at a heart level when she speaks as I was. Soo Borson, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist and Dementia Specialist  also discussing the two major parts to Arcares success.

If you missed the the first film in the series, ‘Finding the Why: Enabling Active Participation in Life in Aged Care’, produced with Sociologist/Photographer Professor Cathy Greenblat, was created earlier in 2014. This film features the work of Colin McDonnell, Care Service Manager of Starrett Lodge of the Uniting Aged Care Organization.

Together, these films and more, will form part of Cathy’s upcoming project, ‘Side by Side: Love and Joy in Long Term Dementia Care‘. This project aims to highlight some of the major steps forward in long term residential dementia care, in selected aged care communities around the world, that are actively choosing to approach aged care in a forward-thinking and inspirational manner to empower residents.  Everyone deserves to live an enabled life, no matter what their circumstances.  It is up to all of us to actively participate in in a positive fashion, not only our own life but the lives of others.

For more information on Side by Side, please contact Cathy Grennblat via her website, Love Loss And Laughter.

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For information about collaborating with Corinne on a filmmaking project of your own, please visit the Fire Films.

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Tuesday – UnitingCare In Australia Talks Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Tuesday –

Back By Demand – Shifting Dementia Care –

Unitingcare Ageing’s at Starrett Lodge

June 24th 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST, 4pm London

061214_ASR_banner_coin_corinne_AUThis show was prerecorded, so you won’t be able to call in and join the conversation today.

Today will be talking with Colin McDonnell, Care Services Manager at Unitingcare Ageing’s at Starrett Lodge NSW Australia. Colin has had a long career in aged care with a particular interest in person centered care, especially with people living with dementia. His work is incredible and Colin has received multiple awards. People around the world are taking notice of his work.

Corinne Maunder is a producer at Fire Films and will join Colin in our conversation. Corinne has a production company she founded in 2003, which specializes in medical, health and wellbeing video production. Corrine has worked with Cathy Greenblat (and Starrett Lodge to develop exceptional footage to inspire and engage people to shift our dementia care culture.

Check out the film which describes and gives examples of their dementia care culture.

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This Film Shares The Global Message

Of Dementia… Giving Hope To Live Lives Fully!

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On this site you will find wonderful information about this film festival finalist.

As an entry in the inaugural Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival, the film explores the messages behind the photos that are currently on a six month tour in Australia.  Corinne Maunder, Producer, Fire Films Australia, said the Love, Loss and Laughter exhibition presented an ideal opportunity to create a meaningful piece about dementia.

“The project made me appreciate even more, the time that I have with my grandmother and my mother and aunt’s unswerving dedication as carers,” Ms Maunder said.

“This film will help to share the message globally that people with dementia remain, first and foremost, human beings and should not be defined by their condition,” said Ita Buttrose, Alzheimer’s Australia National President and 2013 Australian of the Year.

Almost 100 photographs of people living with dementia are included in the exhibition. The images offer a unique, compassionate and positive portrayal of people living with dementia.

cathy_greenblatAmerican sociologist and social photographer, Cathy Greenblat took the photographs in the United States, France, India, Japan, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Monaco and more recently, in Australia. The exhibition has already touched the hearts of thousands of people as it has traveled throughout the America, Asia and Europe. A book of the same title was published in 2012 by Globe Pequot Press, USA.

“I am thrilled with the film. Corinne has captured the essence of what I am trying to convey through the exhibit and the book – fostering awareness and reducing the stigma.” Ms Greenblat said.

For more information about the current exhibition in Australia visit exhibition.fightdementia.org.au

To find out more about the photographs and book of Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Dementia Differently visit www.lovelossandlaughter.com

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