Films about young onset dementia

Chris and Heather’s story (2021) 

Chris and her partner Heather talk about Chris’s diagnosis of young onset mixed dementia and the support of their Admiral Nurse Rachel.

Lives on hold: Hannah’s story (2021) 

Hannah’s husband Neil was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease aged 51. In this short clip, she describes how her lockdown began when she had to give up work to look after him. 

Keeping well in tough times parts 1 & 2 (2020) 

The coronavirus pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone, but it has created additional issues and difficulties for people living with young onset dementia.  Via a series of Zoom calls, we have collated hints and tips from younger people with dementia who shared their ideas for keeping well during these tough times.  Access part 2 here.

Bessie’s Bakes: shortbread recipe (2020) 

Learn how to make ‘Grandma Joy’s Shortbread’ with Bessie and her father Neil. You can find more delicious recipes like this in ‘Bessie Bakes’, a cookbook of fun recipes and fond memories. After Neil was diagnosed with young onset dementia five years ago, Bessie and her mum Hannah decided to create this wonderful cookbook to help raise money for our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. 

Leaving Alzheimer’s behind: A Being Patient documentary (2019) 

Peter Berry was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 50. In this seven-minute-long film, he talks about how he felt after his diagnosis and how he became determined to face dementia with positivity, living life as fully as he can.  An avid cyclist, Peter has taken on two long-distance cycling challenges to raise funds for charity.  This video was produced by beingpatient.com. 

Living a new life (2019) 

A film about Des O’Sullivan who is, ‘Living a new life’ with young onset dementia.  He talks about how his life has been affected by the condition since he was diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies aged 60 and how he strives to keep busy, engaged and active. 

 

The Adapt films (2019)

A series of three short films created to help educate and inform people about young onset dementia, especially people who have been newly diagnosed and those who support them. To view the Adapt films, click here.

Denneil’s story (2019) 

Denneil is 20 years old, and his mother has dementia. He shares how she shielded him from her diagnosis when he was a child, and how the condition affects her now. 

Kelly and Ian’s story (2017) 

Ian was diagnosed with dementia in 2013, at the age of 47 – the same year that his and Kelly’s son, Tommy, started primary school. Kelly cared for Ian at home, with the support of their Admiral Nurse, Jody.  Ian died in 2017. This is their story. 

Simply life-giving (2016) 

Eight people living with young onset dementia explain the types of support they benefit from, what it enables them to do and why it is, Simply life-giving. 

Make a point about young onset dementia (2015) 

In this film, thirteen people whose lives are affected by young onset dementia, were asked to have their say about the condition. 

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