WATCH: Poignant short documentary reveals plight of dementia sufferers
PUBLISHED: 09:31 21 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:56 23 April 2019
A teenager from Ipswich has made a heartfelt documentary highlighting the plights of dementia sufferers and their families that will be played in hospitals across East Anglia.
Harley Turner, 18, is studying a foundation course at Suffolk One and made the seven-minute film as part of a sixth form project last year.
“I wanted to make something meaningful,” he said. “I decided to base my documentary on dementia as my grandad suffered from the disease and I wanted to help raise awareness of it, and be more than the project I had created just to pass my course.”
During Dementia Action Week (May 20-26), Mr Turner's documentary is being used in a number of hospitals around Norfolk and Suffolk including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.
Mr Turner said: “My inspiration for making this project was to raise awareness of the disease, so knowing it's being played in hospitals makes me extremely proud.”
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