The Mental Health Foundation has launched a suite of films aimed at raising awareness about dementia and the use of self directed support in helping people with dementia, their families, carers and social care professionals.
The films are part of a range of resources launched in response to the findings of Dementia Choices, a two-year project which found that people with dementia, their carers and social care workers are in need of more practical information about how self-directed support (including direct payments and personal budgets) can help improve their care.
With John in mind, a 30 minute film telling Mary’s emotional journey from the moment her husband John was diagnosed with dementia. The film includes moving testimonials from her relatives, details about how she went about finding the right support and her poignant visit to John’s care home.
With mum in mind, a 10 minute film telling the touching story of Terry, and how self-directed support has helped her mother get the right care to enjoy a more independent life in the comfort of her own home.