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Writer and Director Rafe Pugh was inspired by personal experience with his Grandmother, Christine Searle, during her struggle with Alzheimers and Dementia four years ago. The film explores the juxtaposing realms of reality and imagination, provoking the question of what could happen if an Alzheimer's/ Dementia 'host' had full control of their surroundings. 
Alzheimers and Dementia are conditions that so many of us have experience of, and will be able to empathise with at some point in our lives. Rafe Pugh discusses how Alzheimer's and Ice Cream is: "an uplifting view of a sad time in my life and the life of my family. Creating a narrative from such an emotive, powerful and personal subject is challenging, yet provides new insight into the intimate, tender and beautiful dimensions of family support, love and even humour in adversity."