Dementia UK reveals films to watch for people with dementia

STRUGGLING to find a movie to watch with a family member with dementia? The list just published may be for you.

Charity experts Dementia UK, the specialist dementia support provider, have put together a list of family movie tips with a relative affected by dementia.

The ability of the arts and dementia to help families stay together in the face of dementia has been recognized by its specialized dementia Admiral Nurses.

When things become difficult or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses works alongside them, providing individual support, expert guidance and practical solutions that people need.

Here is their practical guide on what to turn to when it is the night of the cinema.

Mamma Mia

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What distinguishes Mamma Mia is the fact that it is so interactive. People of all ages regularly sing on Abba's tones, helping to connect people with dementia.

Music and songs can arouse strong emotions even in those suffering from dementia. Other similar recommendations include The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and South Pacific

Laurel and Hardy

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Many people diagnosed with dementia have grown up with Laurel and Hardy's slapstick routine allowing many to remember. Their comic routines can bring amusement and distraction.

Movies like this are also great to share with the wider family. They can also help provide an inestimable connection between children and grandparents with dementia. Other similar recommendations include Mr Bean

Top Gun

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This could be a suitable choice for young people diagnosed with dementia. The linear plot of Top Gun can help keep a person with attention to dementia.

Other similar recommendations for young people with dementia include Ghost and Pretty Woman

Dr. Hilda Hayo, CEO and Chief Admiral Nurse of Dementia UK, said: "No experience of dementia is the same and families are always in the best position to know which films or other activities would appeal to their family members with dementia.

"However, there are some genres or styles of films that may be interesting for someone with dementia, which may include films that do not have complex narrative lines and movies in which there is a strong action, a comic or musical element.

"We are seeing more and more film screenings to satisfy people with dementia and their families, some of our Admiral Nurses dementia specialists have been involved in bringing these projections to local communities, for example, they certainly help to elevate a person with the mood of dementia, helping them to stay engaged and connected to their families and society in general ".

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