Michael's Map has been produced in a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Skimstone Arts. It is based in a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council held by Charlotte Clarke and Heather Wilkinson and in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation and Alzheimer Scotland (ES/L01470X/1 - Inciting dialogue and disruption - developing participatory analysis of the experience of living with dementia and dementia care). More information about the underpinning research is available at talkingdementia.org/
You might watch Michael's Map on your own, with your family or with a group of colleagues or friends. Everyone will have their own experiences which shapes what you take away from watching the film. 'Michael' might be you, or someone you know.
You might wish to have a discussion about things such as:
- what seems to influence the different social connections that Michael has?
- how do these changing social connections appear to influence Michael?
- what influence does Michael seem to have on other people and how they respond to him?
- in what ways can Michael and everyone else in Michael's life work together to make sure he stays connected and included?
We would very much like to know how you use this film and what difference it makes to you. Please do email email@example.com to let us know or if you have any questions.
If you would like further information about living with dementia, you should be able to get information that is relevant to where you are living from your local Alzheimer Scotland or Alzheimer’s Society branch or its equivalent.
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