Dementia, Dad and Me (45 Minute Version)
Catalogue Number: TFF000
Producer: Truefaux Films
Producers: Minzloff, Hannah
Directors: Minzloff, Hannah
Producing Agencies: Truefaux Films
Subject: Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 43:48
The onset of his dementia brought a dramatic change to the relationship filmmaker Hannah Minzloff has with her father. Dementia, Dad and Me follows the two of them as they find new ways to connect, and to navigate the delicate transition of their roles from father and daughter to caregiver and cared for.
Her father’s deep attachment to his archive of photographs and keepsakes is a touchstone for our conversations, and while naturally an introvert he has always had strong recollections of the stories which shaped his family’s life.
"One of the important parts of the film is that people connect to Hannah’s journey. It is real and authentic. It can be hard to describe this caregiving journey in words but Hannah did it with honesty and love that is very realistic." - Linda Bird Program Director, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
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