I wrote a blog some time ago about the wonderful Jim Reed from the BBC. He’d asked me, Keith Oliver and Veronica and Christopher Devas to record a video diary. Well, the short film Jim has put together from all our ramblings is now being shown on BBC2 tomorrow.
It also means I finally get to meet Keith Oliver and his wife. His was the first video I saw on YouTube which made me accept I did have Alzheimer’s.
The programme is part of the new Victoria Derbyshire series on BBC2, 9.15-11 in the morning. After the showing of the film there will be a discussion involving myself, Keith, Jeremy Hughes (Chief exec of the Alzheimer’s Society) and Joy Watson and her family. All of us actively promote awareness of dementia on a daily basis through many different mediums.
My part in the video diaries was on living in the early stages of dementia, Keith’s in the middle stages and Christopher on being cared for by Veronica. I hope you find our filming enlightening……….
Hadn’t twigged it would be a live broadcast – never done a live interview before so trying not to think about it. I just say ‘yes’ to everything to grasp every opportunity to raise awareness. Let’s hope my brain is having a good day in the morning..………it will also be available on BBC IPLayer….q
I’ll tell you how it went tomorrow hopefully!……