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Short films created by SOPA

Community Alarm TeleCare Service - (2016) A  video shown at Teleheathcare For Older People in Edinburgh on 31st March. In it Neil Primrose talks about the immense peace of mind for his family of the various electronic aids in his grandmother's house, allowing her to remain safely in her own home. See also 2016events.asp

'Grandparents as Kinship Carers' - (2013) A film highlighting the precarious role of grandparents as kinship carers. These are grandparents who take on full parental responsibilities for their grandchildren. Neither the financial implications nor the sacrifices are fully appreciated. Kinship grandparents Brian and Jackie speak out frankly. 

'Moose in the Hoose' - (2012) A film giving a voice to older volunteers and residents in 3 Edinburgh Council's care homes. It shows the value of social contact using the medium of computers in the right kind of supportive atmosphere. (9 min.) See ACE-IT website for more information about becoming a volunteer.

'Raising the Rhythms' - (2012) A film about music in a care setting. It highlights a one-to-one session using a software programme called Hyperscore at Woodlands Day Centre in Inverness, run by Alzheimer Scotland. People with no musical background can use their ear and experiment on a computer (or an iPad) to compose simple melodies through personal interaction. (10 min.)


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