In honour of World Alzheimer’s Month, our caring hands are pleased to invite you to a special screening of “Ticketyboo: a Secret in Plain Sight”, a deeply moving, heartfelt personal exploration of dementia, told with gentle humour.

This feature documentary explores the struggle of staying connected to a loved one with dementia in an uplifting and hopeful way, exploring how we can connect and support one another as we move towards a more compassionate understanding of this cruel illness.

Filmed on location around Australia, the film is written by journalist Renee Brack about her personal experience with her father Thom’s diagnosis, and how Renee navigates her own journey to discover if she has signs of the disease… all the while discovering wonderful ways to stay connected to people we love who are living with dementia.

On a deeper level, Ticketyboo provokes reflection and conversation about how we value the elderly and regard the ageing process in ourselves.

And what does the name mean?   Well ‘Ticketyboo’ is a UK World War 2 air force word meaning “I’m good, I’m A-ok.”

As Renee tells us, “there may not be a cure for Alzheimer’s but there are things we can do, and they start with honesty and openness.”

“This is an important film, fearless in its confrontation of a topic shrouded in fear and myth, and one that normalises feelings when a diagnosis of dementia is felt in a family.”

Screening details:

11am arrivals with screening from 11.15am (film runs for 82 minutes)
Thursday 21 September 2023
Southcare Helen Moore Centre
52 Bickley Crescent, Manning

Street parking available and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are no charge but RSVPs are essential as seats are limited.

Book your seat now via Eventbrite.

Watch the preview by clicking the image below:

About dementia

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death for women. In 2022, there are an estimated 487,500 Australians living with some type of dementia.

Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with the disease is expected to increase to 1.1 million by 2058. More than two-thirds (68.1%) of aged care residents have moderate to severe cognitive impairment. In 2022, it is estimated that 1.6 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone living with dementia.