Having lived with his late wife’s dementia, Wallace Mitchell has a fair idea of what to expect when the time comes for him to enter a care home. Granted, he could have moved abroad with his son, but Wallace is old school and doesn’t wish to be an imposition.
Thankfully, help is at hand in the shape of Donald the gardener, who administers daily dosages of “medicine” in the privacy of the potting shed.
Hotel Dementieva is a snapshot of old age and, in particular, the growth of dementia. And yet, as Wallace and his two old chums discover, laughter can provide much needed relief, even when confronted with The Major.
Published: 7 March 2012