A Llanelli Masters Graduate, Thomas Purdue has made a  4-minute animated documentary about dementia  as part of his master’s degree.

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Several people from the Carmarthenshire who have experience with dementia were interviewed, with those interviews directly providing the audio for the film.

Speaking to Llanelli Online Thomas said: “The project began after a family member was diagnosed with dementia, followed by a realisation of the vast gap of knowledge that the family had for the disease. The film deliberately focuses on multiple symptoms as our research showed a heavy focus placed on memory alone. The symptoms and experiences of the people I spoke with goes beyond just memory.

“I have sent the film to multiple charities in the hopes that they can use it as a unique way to raise awareness. I am also currently organising a fundraising walk up Pen Y Fan, the proceeds of which will go to both the Alzheimer’s Society and Hafan-Y-Coed care home who are currently looking after the before mentioned family member.

The film is called Remembering Dementia and can be viewed here

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