Fragile Storm – A Powerful Short Film About Dementia

Fragile Storm – A Powerful Short Film About Dementia


Dawn Field and her team has held strong with their determination and dedication to get this film produced.  Although some people may feel the film is edgy in it’s depiction of dementia, many living and dealing with the disease will say this film exposes the impact dementia can have on those diagnosed as well as those caring for them. It also highlights the depth of love on both sides of the disease.

For those of  you that may disagree and even strongly to push back on this film, I urge you to state your thoughts in a respectful fashion just as I would those that love the film.

The film does dramatize what some will call a negative focus of dementia, but it also helps people realize the fear, discomfort and struggles families may go through in heart and mind, even if not in an actual physically state.  Getting people to “feel” the needs, frustrations, fears and love; can help people see the power of unconditional love and commitment that so many hold near and dear when caring for a loved one.

Even when situations appear obvious to outsiders that help is required to give quality care; the lines can become very blurred when one makes a promise to a loved one.

Alzheimer’s Speaks has always felt strongly that all formats and perceptions of the disease have value and can be leveraged in a positive way to encourage people to have a honest, open and healthy discussion to assist in improving our dementia care.

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9 Replies to “Fragile Storm – A Powerful Short Film About Dementia”

  1. Shocking but so real. I know a lady who went through similar with her husband but these reactions are seldom disclosed between a married couple. What help is there for anyone going through this?



    1. HI Jane
      Thanks so much for writing. You are correct. Many families are feeling the toll of making a promise to care for someone at home and the emotional battles both the person living with dementia goes through as well as the person caring for them. I don’t know of any specific help other than getting some respite through home healthcare, utilizing day placement and or community placement.I think the best support is for families to reach out and tell their honest story, but this takes stepping back and looking at oneself and the over all circumstances from new light. We have to continue with the Dementia Friendly push to help remove the stigmas and isolation attached to the disease.

    1. I agree with the dementia friendly push yet I think things like this are great for conversations getting people thinking of needs to support people. But me I’m big into hearing others thoughts and ideas to push things forward. Thanks for sharing

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