Here I Am
I took up residence at a retirement community to get a glimpse into the private worlds of those living with dementia. 'Here I Am” explores what its like to live with dementia as told by 5 residents who live on the care floor of that nursing home.
I took a portrait of each subject in the film and then presented it to them to see what their reaction would be
With this film, I hope to begin a discussion about growing old, mental illness and dementia and to bring the topic to the forefront as opposed to keeping it hidden in a nursing home. I want to give people exposure and experience around this disease. And to allow others the opportunity to not have fear around this.