Can your memory go completely? What can you do to keep your brain healthy? How can we include people with dementia in our community?
FreeDem Films answer these and other questions about memory loss and dementia.
The aim is to increase public and professional awareness around these important issues while at the same time tackle the stigma and fear that can accompany a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in later life. Each film addresses a topic relating to brain health or dementia that older people identified as important. While designed and scripted to be entertaining and engaging, each film is informed by and grounded in science and clinical evidence.
Failing cognitive function prevents millions of older adults from living independently. This is why it is important to educate and empower older adults to maintain their cognitive function for as long as possible. Research aimed at dementia prevention and cognitive enhancement can be translated into empirically grounded interventions. The NEIL Programme at the Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin, who developed the videos, aims to achieve these goals. Moreover, the animations were developed with support from GENIO, an independent, non-profit organisation based in Ireland that brings together Government and philanthropy to develop and scale cost-effective, citizen-centred services.
To get more information and have a look at the two minutes quirky videos from the FreeDem Project, please visit: www.freedemliving.com
Related action groups:
A1 Adherence to prescription, A2 Falls prevention, A3 Lifespan Health Promotion & Prevention of Age Related Frailty and Disease
Relevance to partnership:
Prevention, screening and early diagnosis