Nearly four years ago, at the time of the release of the film Still Alice, the BBC asked me, Keith Oliver and Christopher & Veronica Devas to film our lives for a month using a camcorder. From the footage we recorded, the wonderful reporter, Jim Reed, produced this short film….how different I was then compared to now…
This was just after my diagnosis and I was still working full time. From making that film, I made 3 wonderful new friends. We’d been brought together through a diagnosis of dementia. Our paths would never have crossed if it hadn’t have been for the diagnosis and I’ve made so many more wonderful new friends since. Every cloud…….
Then recently this year, we were asked to make an updated version to go alongside this one.
I’m sure I’ve must have put them both on together before, but I couldn’t find it, so apologies if you’ve seen them both.
I wanted to make sure I had a link to both on the same blog as the BBC in their wisdom, have decided not to put many things on YouTube anymore, otherwise the 2 could have been side by side….but hey ho…..the wonders of the blog!
So here’s the update we made 3 years later…..shown earlier this year on BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire programme….maybe we’ll all be around to do it all again in a year or two…
Apologies if my overseas friends can’t view the links, but fingers crossed…..