FreeDem Films

FreeDem Films is a series short films that aim to increase public and professional awareness around the important issues of memory
loss and brain health while at the same time tackle the stigma and fear that can accompany a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life.

The films were developed by the Neuro Enhancement for Independent Lives Institute in Trinity College with funding from Genio.
You can find out more about FreeDem Films at www.freedemliving.com

DeafHear has added Irish Sign language to the videos to ensure that the films are accessible to the Deaf Community.
Over the summer of 2014 we will be uploading all of the FreeDem Films to DeafHear’s website.

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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia?Film 9: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia?

This short film explains more about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

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Duration: 2m 36s
Uploaded November 2014


Can your memory go completelyFilm 8: How can we include people with dementia in our community?

People with dementia need to be included in an understanding and friendly way.

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Duration: 2m 43s
Uploaded November 2014


What can you do to keep your brain healthy?Film 7: What can you do to keep your brain healthy?

Find out how keeping active is important for brain health.

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Duration: 2m34s
Uploaded September 2014


I have Alzheiner’s Disease – what can I do to help myself and improve my day-to-day life?Film 6: I have Alzheiner’s Disease – what can I do to help myself and improve my day-to-day life?

Having Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can feel like a bad place to be, but there are reasons to be hopeful as there are some things you can do to help improve the quality of your life.

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Duration: 2m 20s
Uploaded September 2014


Why is attention important?Film 5: Why is attention important?

You may be surprised to learn that some of your memory lapses are really failures of attention. Focussing your attention on what you are doing, when you are doing it, can help to reduce the number of absent-minded moments in your life.

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Duration: 2m 35s
Uploaded August 2014


I have trouble remembering things – am I getting dementiaFilm 4: I have trouble remembering things - am I getting dementia?

It’s important to know when to see your doctor about memory concerns but it’s equally important to know that forgetting someone's name doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting dementia.

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Duration: 1m 07s
Uploaded July 2014


When should I be concerned about my memoryFilm 3: When should I be concerned about my memory?

Knowing when a memory problem warrants a visit to the doctor can be tricky. This film may help you to decide whether it might be worth chatting to your doctor.

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Duration: 2m 57s
Uploaded July 2014


How does memory workFilm 2: How does memory work?

Find out how memories are made and what you can do to help your memory?

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Duration: 1m 13s
Uploaded June 2014


Can your memory go completelyFilm 1: Can your memory go completely?

Learn about different types of memory and take comfort in knowing that it is simply not possible to lose your memory completely.

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Duration: 2m 57s
Uploaded June 2014