New films aim to raise awareness of dementia

Two new short films aiming to raise awareness of dementia, particularly for people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, are now available for members of the public to view online.

The locally made films form part of ongoing work by NHS Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups, together with Buckinghamshire County Council and NHS England South Central, to reduce stigma of the condition and raise awareness within diverse communities. The aim is for individuals to benefit from early diagnosis and be supported to live independently in their own home for longer.

The films were screened at a special launch event held at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) over the summer.

One film, ‘Living Well With Memories’ features clinical advice on the importance of early diagnosis, prevention and management of dementia, including practical day-to-day tips and guidance on support available.

The other, entitled ‘My Life, My Memories’, focuses on the experiences of several people affected by dementia from different communities within the Buckinghamshire area. It offers a number of insights into the way cultural sensitivities can allow for more effective care for patients.

The screenings were followed by a Q&A sessions with a panel of key members of the project which included GPs who gave advice and insight into the challenges surrounding dementia and caring for someone with the condition.

The films can be viewed at the following links:

Living Well With Memories

My Life, My Memories 

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