My Life Films combine music, photos, clips and interviews to celebrate the lives of those with dementia – and help carers build better patient relationships

Jo throws her arms up in enjoyment, hugs herself, laughs. She has watched the film of her life many times before, but each time it seems fresh, because Jo has dementia.

“One of the joys of this experience is she’s almost seeing it for the first time each time, and that definitely extends its value,” says her son.

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