WATCH: Poignant short documentary reveals plight of dementia sufferers

Harley Turner created a shot-documentary focusing on the family of dementia sufferes. Photo: Harley

Harley Turner created a shot-documentary focusing on the family of dementia sufferes. Photo: Harley Turner - Credit: Harley Turner

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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