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Published on Mar 25, 2014
In this film we see Mary as she encounters people in her community, and see how a little bit of time and consideration for people living with dementia can make all the difference to their daily lives.
The film aims to encourage small businesses and organisations to take certain steps to help their business or organisation to become dementia friendly. These steps can be small but can make a huge difference to someone who is affected by dementias life
The film is shot from the point of view of Mary. Mary is a person who is affected by dementia.
The role 'Mary' is portrayed by an actress. The scenes featured in the film are fictional but are based on real life experiences.
The Dementia Friendly Communities programme focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia. Our five year strategy includes a key ambition to work with people affected by dementia and key partners to define and develop dementia friendly communities. Dementia Friends is a key part of the Dementia Friendly Communities programme. The Prime Minister's challenge on dementia also includes an ambition to create communities that are working to help people live well with dementia.
Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.
What is dementia?
The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.