SIDE BY SIDE - LOVE AND JOY IN DEMENTIA CARE
Founders – Dr. Cathy Greenblat, Corinne Maunder. International.
“It’s the very common notion that they’re an empty shell you still see the body but the person you knew isn’t present anymore, and when you think the person isn’t present anymore it’s easy for other people to do what I did and to run away and find the excuses, oh she won’t know tomorrow that I was there anyway. The person that’s your mother your wife your sister somebody else is there until after the moment they die they just may not be able to show us that in the same way.”
-Dr. Cathy Greenblat - Professor of Sociology. source: Video BBC Alzheimer’s Intro.
“The vision for Side by Side is to create a multimedia resource for individuals and organizations to learn about better practice person-centered
-Dr. Cathy Greenblat sidebysidedementia.com
“Photographer and sociologist Cathy Greenblat challenges stereotypes of the aged, the infirm and those in the last stages of life. In this exhibit she offers a new vision of Alzheimer's care, documenting the person-centered approach in the United States, France, India, and Japan. Greenblat's photographs are a unique, compassionate and positive portrayal of those with Alzheimer's disease, a condition that often evokes fear and despair.”
Side by Side is a multimedia film and photo project showcasing high standards and forward-thinking in dementia care which ultimately empower people living with dementia to remain active and fully participate in life.
A travelling photo exhibit features photographs of people with dementia from seven countries to offer a unique, compassionate and positive portrayal of those living with dementia. People living with dementia are portrayed in homes, day centers, memory care centers, nursing facilities and senior living.
The documentary Love, Loss and Laughter: Living with Dementia produced by Fire Films and Corinne Maunder is also a part of the project.
The dementia care films and photography project is presented at conferences, dementia training sessions, fundraising events, screenings and stand alone exhibitions.
A book of the photos featuring those with dementia has been published by Dr. Cathy Greenblat entitled, ‘Love Loss and Laughter Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently.”
source: sidebysidedementia.com, cathygreenblatphotography.com,cpnas.org
Dementia Assistance and Activities Programs
Dementia Training and Dementia Advocacy Programs
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