Copyright: Australian Journal of Dementia Care (www.journalofdementiacare.com) Vol 6 No 1 February/March 2017. Reprinted with the permission of Hawker Publications Australia Pty Ltd.
A short film produced by filmmaker Andrew Ferguson as part of Celebrate Ageing’ s Letters of Love and Dementia Campaign (www.celebrateageing.com/letters-of-love.html) launched in Ballarat, Victoria in 2016.
The 17-minute film shows Anne Tudor and her partner Edie Mayhew, who is living with younger onset dementia, opening and reading letters they wrote to each other every day for a week.
The film is part of a series documenting Edie’s journey with dementia. It invites family members and friends of people with dementia, and service providers to join the campaign by writing a letter to someone with dementia as a way of acknowledging the human experience of dementia. The letters will then be shared on the project webpage (www.celebrateageing.com/letters-of-love.html)