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And the Winner Is….. Fire Films and Starrett Lodge

And the Winner Is…..

Fire Films and Starrett Lodge

Best Film – Your Voice

Reel Health Film Award for 2014 goes to Fire Films and Starrett Lodge for their exceptional film about person centered dementia care.  Check out this fabulous film and you will instantly know why it was honored with the Reel Health Film Award.

Congratulations to my friends Corinne Maunder of Fire Films and Colin McDonnell, of Starrett Lodge in Austratlia.

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Contact Corinne Maunder above

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Contact Colin McDonnell above

For More Information on Dementia and Caregiving

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My Good Friend In Australia Requests Your Help To Improve Dementia Care

My Good Friend In Australia Requests Your Help

To Improve Dementia Care

Colin McDonnell with Starrett Lodge of Uniting Care is on a mission to find out some answers and he would like to hear from those with dementia. He is trying to figure out the best way to assist a person with dementia in finding their room. Below are some questions he would like those with dementia to answer.  To do so, just click on comment and write your response.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Here are the questions:

  1. Would a door being painted a specific color of your liking help you recognize your room/home?
  2. What is your favorite color?
  3. How does your favorite color make you feel?
  4. Would a memory box outside of your room/home help trigger you to recognize your room/home?
  5. Of these choices which would you prefer?
  • A painted door
  • A Memory Box outside your door
  • Both
  • Another idea to help you recognize your room/home.  If so, please share with us.

6. What is your favorite color?

7.How does your favorite color make you feel like when?

Here is a great video which will give you an idea of what Starrett Lodge of Uniting Care is up to.

For more information on dementia and caregiving

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

My Friend and Colleague

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.

For An Excellent Article Click Below

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

Click here for more information about Arcare.

Click here for more information about Starrett Lodge.

For Additional Resources

on Dementia and Caregiving

Check Out Alzheimer’s Speaks Website Below

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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.

For more resource on dementia and caregiving

Go to our website at Alzheimer’s Speaks

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Ideas & Collaboration From Australia on Dementia

Mark Your Calendars For A Special Addition

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio June 16th, 2014

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5pm EST, 4pm CST, 3pm MST, 2pm PST, 10pm London on June 16th

and 7am Australia time June 17th

Click Below to go Directly to the show. If you can’t make the time, listen later!

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Our guest today will be 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.

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corrine filmmaker with colin and cathy

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 Greenblats and Starrett Lodge to develop exceptional footage to inspire and engage people to shift our dementia care culture.

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Join the conversation and listen to what Colin and Corrine have to learned and what are willing to share with us today!

Contact Colin           Website

Contact Corinne           Website

Check out the film that started the conversation.

People all over the world are commenting on how they want to use this model of care.

Check Alzheimer’s Speaks For More Resources

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