Victorian aged care provider Lifeview features in a new documentary “Ticketyboo”, which premiered as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival over the weekend.
Gill Hynes, Lifeview’s Resident Advocate, appears in the documentary, discussing her 40 plus years working in aged care and how we can best interact with those living with dementia.
The documentary features acclaimed journalist Renée Brack, whose father Thom lived with the disease. The name of the film comes from Brack’s father who would often say ‘Ticketybook’ to mask some of the symptoms.
In the film, Ms Brack undergoes a series of medical experiments to find out if she too, has the gene associated with dementia, noting that she is the same age (56) as her father was when symptoms began to show.
A Q&A was held afterwards in a bid to raise awareness, with the documentary due to be screened in Sydney later in the year. Further information on screenings can be found here.