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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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Our radio interview today we will discuss what was shared about the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference. 

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adi_taipei_logoWe spoke to Marc Wortmann the Executive Director of ADI which is located in London.  Our focus was on the conference, what they hope to achieve, who was involved and why it matters to have these meeting of the minds.  We were regrettably unable to coordinate having Dr. Jacob Roy from India and Daisy Acosta from the Dominican Republic.ADI logo colouror email ADI at: info@alz.co.uk

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Our Second Guest is sociologist Cathy Greenblat who has traveled the world studying the treatments offered to people with dementia. Shea has been touched personally by this disease through her mother and two of grandparents.  Cathy  wanted to understand more about the condition and help provide a conduit for change.

Cathy is the author of the book “Love, Loss and Laughter,” where she tells stories of positive aging and live with  dementia. The photography is powerful and beautiful and will most likely change the way you view aging and illness.

Cathy can be reached via her website by clicking on the below graphic

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Click here to buy the book on Amazon

  Click on the photo below to see a powerful video which will give you a glimpse into Cathy’s work

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A Brilliant Video on

Engaging those with Dementia in All Stages

Click on the picture below and watch this incredible 5 minute video

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Click Here To Buy the book Love, Loss and Laughter

by Cathy Greenblat

Visit Cathy’s Website for more information

I am looking forward to having Cathy on the radio show!

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