After a very successful seminar at the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo in Birmingham this week, we wanted to share with you the beautiful video created together with Jo Bonser and Big Ian Donaghy who managed to capture the essence of why the Hcsuk team are so passionate about improving the lives of loved ones living with dementia.
Jo’s presentation included her very personal story as a daughter, and how she transformed her Mum’s mealtimes so she could enjoy 4 more Christmas dinners together with her family.
“This week, at the Dementia and Care Expo at the NEC I was so proud to launch our new, heartwarming short film, as part of my presentation to a packed Dementia Care Theatre, ‘Served with a smile, made with love, why mealtimes are so much more than a plate full of food’.
This beautiful video, ‘Made with Love’, has been produced for us by the amazing Big Ian Donaghy, who’s known for making one or two half-decent films! When I first came up with the idea, there was really only ever one man for the job.
It’s a project which has been on the table, (pardon the pun), for over 2 years, and due to the pandemic has been shelved several times. There were moments when I wondered if we could ever make it happen.
When I first saw it, I was in bits!
It will make you laugh
It will make you cry
We hope it will make you think
It has definitely been ‘Made with Love’ because we CARE about helping to make a difference to the quality of life of people living with dementia, and especially the part food, and mealtimes play in that.
Dedicated to my Mum, Anne, who lived with vascular dementia, and whom I helped to support for over 6 years; together we overcame her many eating difficulties which allowed her to blow out 390 more birthday candles before finally leaving us on Mother’s Day in 2020.
It’s not just about food
It’s so much more.
Have your tissues ready!