Three of our carers who are also members of the Worthing Dementia Alliance Steering group were pleased to be invited to participate in a short, 6-minute documentary by students from the University of Sussex.https://player.vimeo.com/video/252886104
‘I Will Hold On’, by Daniel Kassim, Georgia Balson and Julia Thompson, was produced as a Digital Documentary MA. Dan explained, ‘we were keen to explore an important social issue, and through our conversations with the Worthing Dementia Action Alliance, we were inspired to create this film in order to shine a light on the often unspoken experiences of carers and partners with dementia.
It was a privilege to be able to get to know Ian, Lynda, and Maureen and we have done our best to represent their stories. Our hope is that this film will help those who are in similar situations and also improve public awareness about the effects that dementia can have on carers.’
Thanks to all three carers for talking honestly about their experiences and to the film-makers for their sensitivity. We know it will help other carers who are experiencing similar journeys.