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Alzheimer's Disease

Agitation...It's a Sign
Shows appropriate and compassionate techniques which can prevent or diffuse patients' anxiety, agitation and aggression.

Alzheimer's & African Americans: Echoes from the Past
Examines the high incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the African-American community, through the first-hand experiences of families who are providing care for a loved one with this devastating dementia. Health professionals offer realistic discussion of diagnosis and treatment, as well as genetic factors, financial concerns, and caregiver stress.

Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out
Through the stories of eight people with Alzheimer's disease, this touching video gives viewers a real and vivid sense of what it's like to experience the early stages of progressive memory loss.

Alzheimers Care Series
This three-part series addresses common but often misunderstood behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. With the methods of interaction and intervention presented, caregivers can redirect and defuse these behaviors while keeping patients' dignity intact.

At the Breaking Point
Short video excerpts that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity.

Explores the frustrations, fears, loneliness, anger and guilt — as well as the moments of joy — experienced by those who care for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease.

Dress Him While He Walks
This sensitive and realistic video addresses several difficult behavior patterns of Alzheimer's patients. It demonstrates practical ways of dealing with behaviors such as wandering, angry outbursts, and delusions.

The Elder Project
An engaging collection of short stories from our diverse community of the elderly.

Everyday Choices
Through the story of one young visiting nurse and her elderly patient, Gerardo, this challenging documentary explores personal, professional, and ethical dilemmas faced by nurses working in home care and community settings.

Family Matters
Brings to life the emotional challenge of accepting the diagnosis that a family member has Alzheimer's disease, and of finding new ways to relate and communicate within the family. It's a frightening and humbling journey, but this engaging program offers some guideposts along the way.

Freedom of Sexual Expression
Looks at sexuality and intimacy as basic human rights for those living with a decreased cognizance in a nursing home.

After painter Bill Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he began his greatest body of work — a decade-long series of self-portraits chronicling his journey into dementia.

Grey, Black and Blue: Nursing Home Violence
In this very disturbing documentary, CBC journalist take their sometimes concealed cameras into a variety of long-term care facilities to reveal patterns across North America of patients abusing other patients and what is being done — or more often not done — about it.

He's Doing This to Spite Me
In this frank video, three caregivers openly share their experiences of conflict and frustration in interactions with their loved one who has dementia. These scenes are integrated with comments and guidance from professionals in dementia care.

Learning To Speak Alzheimer's
Applying the basic concepts of habilitation the video shows how to create a suitable environment in which the person can lead a quality life through proactive adjustments.

More Than a Thousand Tomorrows
A follow-up to A Thousand Tomorrows, this video follows the changes in one couple's emotional and sexual relationship over a period of six years, as the wife's Alzheimer's gradually worsens.

My Mother, My Father
Moving, sometimes troubling portraits of four families caring for aging parents. Their choices include care at home, the use of a variety of support services, and nursing home placement.

My Mother, My Father Series
This two-part series portrays four families caring for aging parents. Their choices include care at home, use of a variety of support services, and nursing home placement. The follow up video revisits each family after a period of seven years, to explore changes in family dynamics and the caregivers' thoughts about their own aging.

My Mother, My Father... Seven Years Later
Revisits the families first seen in My Mother, My Father, to explore changes in family dynamics and the caregivers' thoughts about their own aging.

Resisting Care...Putting Yourself in Their Shoes
Alzheimer's experts outline best practices for avoiding or reducing the number of situations which lead to patient resistance.

Something Should be Done About Grandma Ruthie
A moving and unsettling portrait of the filmmaker's family as they struggle to deal with her grandmother's deteriorating mental condition due to Alzheimer's.

A Thousand Tomorrows
The spouses of people with Alzheimer's disease talk candidly about the impact of the illness on intimacy and sexuality.

Wandering...Is It a Problem?
Experienced aregivers demonstrate compassionate techniques for intervening with patients who wander.