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Respite Care - Caring for the Caregiver
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Without scheduled respite, caregivers run the risk of burnout, exhaustion or other stress-related illness, thus endangering the very person they are caring for. Caregiver support groups, retreats, adult day care and anger management groups are just some of the tools…
Life and Death in Assisted Living
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a…
At The Breaking Point - Emotions and Ethics in Family Caregiving
This video gets to the emotional and ethical core of family caregiving. It offers short video excerpts, (3- to 8-minutes each) that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the…
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The Green House Project
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
The Green House Projects are modeled on the vision of Dr. Bill Thomas to build more humane living centers for frail elders. The centers seek to create an atmosphere where both staff and residents are treated with respect and dignity.…
Every American’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Thanks to innovations in health and science, human beings now live longer than ever before. But at what cost? Without advanced planning, the expenses of long-term care can be overwhelming. Phyllis Shelton, a leading authority in long-term care insurance, explains…
Alzheimer's Disease Level 1 : Is it Delirium or Dementia?
Explores several successful methods for dealing with residents who have altered mental status. These methods will make your job easier, even rewarding, and calm the concerns of the family members.
In Sickness and In Health
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Unexpected illness can strike a family at any time. In this video, three different families share their insights and pain on caring for and living with a major illness. George and Nancy Mairs circular care for one another has seen…
And Thou Shalt Honor
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
As seen on PBS, And Thou Shalt Honor is the complete two-hour original broadcast, including all of the profiles and interviews. The groundbreaking PBS special And Thou Shalt Honor brings to light the challenges facing today's caregivers. The struggles and…
"Bob, I'm Really Busy" - The Impact of Impersonal Care on the Well-Being of Persons Living with Dementia
Through five short trigger scenarios involving assistance for a person living with dementia, this DVD presents care situations that will open up discussion on how best to provide resident-specific support and assistance. Each brief scenario is designed to demonstrate the…
A Thousand Tomorrows: Intimacy, Sexuality, and Alzheimer's
One of the major changes that Alzheimer's disease brings to a spousal relationship is how it affects intimacy and sexuality. Through candid interviews with spouse caregivers and where possible, the spouse who has Alzheimer's, this video explores issues such as:…
Getting Around - Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
With host Jerry Mathers, the star of the original Leave It to Beaver TV series, Getting Around - Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive tackles the challenge of developing mobility options and helping older, at-risk drivers plan for and…
Introduction to Validation - Communicating with very old people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type dementia
This video provides an excellent overview and introduction to the Validation Method. Using demonstrations by Naomi Feil and Vicki De Klerk working with people diagnosed Alzheimer's-type dementia, both principles and techniques are illustrated. This is a great video for those…
Voices from the Trenches
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
This program examines the relationship between Certified Nursing Assistants and those they care for at home and in care facilities. These foot soldiers of caregiving don't mince words in their descriptions of caregiving. Underpaid, over worked and under appreciated, nursing…
I'll Be There For You: Providing Person-Centered Dementia Care
Learn how person-centered care can positively impact each day for persons with dementia... This new, chaptered DVD shows how to make a hands-on shift to person-centered dementia care that engages the whole person and creates a support system based on…
2 videos
Beloved Strangers
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Four million people in America now suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and with the aging of the Boomers, the prevalence of Alzheimer's is expected to double within the next decade. Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is one of the most difficult…
Person-Centered Dementia Care: Stories and Examples
"Who is this person - without dementia? If we can tap into who this person is, we can help their adjustment, and the process that they go through." Through hands-on stories and examples, video shows the positive impact of person-centered…
The Aging Game
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Helping medical students prepare for careers in the field of gerontology, Dr. Jim Pacala, Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, introduces these eager clinicians to the world of their patients. In The Aging Game , the students become…
Mini Mental Health Assessment - Aged
Conducting a Mini Mental Health Assessment on an aged person and its potential implications.
More than Words: Successful Ways to Care and Communicate with Persons Who Have Dementia
In the same vein as the best-selling title, Choice and Challenge: Caring for Aggressive Older Adults Across Levels of Care, this new culture-changing video demonstrates (though real interactions) how person-centered care and knowledge of the resident can reduce dementia-related episodes,…
Separated by Time and Distance
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Nearly 7 million Americans are long-distance caregivers for their loved ones. This video explores several dilemmas and solutions to dealing with caregiving from afar. Also features the services of Rona Bartelstone, one of the founders of Geriatric Care Managers in…