Images from Revolutionizing Dementia Care
Revolutionizing Dementia Care reveals how people living with dementia can still live a full and meaningful life based on their abilities, not their disabilities. Innovative approaches in memory care communities have shown improvements in the well-being of residents as they're included, engaged and supported in social gatherings, clubs and everyday activities. A revolution is here where people living with dementia get the individual heart-felt care they need.
Thinking of showing Revolutionizing Dementia Care to a group? If so, please download our Discussion Guide. It was developed from a collaboration with several of our partners and is meant to help anyone lead a small or large group. Be sure to let us know how it turned out.
We were honored to have screened Revolutionizing Dementia Care and participated in a panel discussion at the Virginia Film Festival iin Charlottesville on November 1st, 2018 at the Violet Crown. Thank you to John Zeisel, Deke Cateau and all who attended and participated. Learn more here.
In our world of dementia, I’ve learned that there are still so, so many things that we can do. We just have to do it different[ly]… I mourn the fact that I can't do a lot of things in life… So, a lot of mentoring is helping people to understand, ‘No you can't do all the things you did do, but you still can do a lot.‘
– Laurie Scherrer • Dementia Advocate and Mentor 8 Living with Early Alzheimer’s and FTD
Thank you so much to the Dementia Action Alliance for their partnership. This film would not have been possible without their support.
We truly appreciate all the residents, families and staff of the following communities.
Their passion and willingness to share what they do was essential to be able to show authentic models of person-centered care. We spent over 20 days filming in these locations and thank them for being so open.
- A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab • Atlanta, Georgia
- Jill’s House • Bloomington, Indiana
- Larmax Homes • McLean, Virginia
- English Rose Suites • Edina, Minnesota
- Hearthstone • Marlborough, Massachusetts
- Silverado Sierra Vista • Azusa, California
- Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay • Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Claremont Manor • Front Porch • Claremont, California
Facebook Discussion: Living A Fulfilling Life With Dementia
What can we do so our loved ones with dementia can continue living healthy and fulfilling lives? Revolutionizing Dementia Care producer-director, Mason Mills, spoke with experts John Zeisel and Deke Cateau at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville about caring for people living with dementia.