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Video clips are from the professional training DVD "Accepting the Challenge," produced by the Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc., Raleigh, NC. Videos are used with permission. If you are interested in buying a copy these videos on DVD, email info@alznc.org

  • This video provides an overview of dementia (time: 2 minutes).

  • This video clip describes the different types of dementia (time: 1 minute 45 seconds).

  • This video clip depicts typical brain changes in dementia (time: 1 minute 15 seconds).

  • This video clip depicts typical progression of the effects of dementia on ability to speak (time: 4 minutes).

  • This video clip depicts typical memory problems in dementia (time: 4 minutes 20 seconds).

  • Watch a video that discusses emotional problems that may occur for people with dementia (time: 2 minutes).

  • This video clip explains why some people with dementia develop problems with swearing (time: 1 minute 40 seconds).

  • In this 90-second video, learn why some people with dementia begin using more curse words as their dementia progresses.

  • This video clip shows how to use tactile (touching) cues and the hand under hand technique to assist your loved one in the tasks of daily living. Verbal cues and visual cues are also important (time: 1 minute 30 seconds).

  • This video discusses the emotional problems which result from Alzheimer's and the following topics:

    • impulse control
    • frustration
    • decreased inhibition

  • This video discusses how to deal with emotional distress in a person with dementia.

  • This video provides information on how to obtain cooperation using some simple tips:

    • short, simple, concrete information
    • offer simple choices
    • ask them for help
    • ask them to try
    • break the task into simple steps
    • back off or change something

  • This video shows the differences between a normal brain and a brain with Alzheimer's. It also covers the following:

    • brain size and changes in brain size

  • This video discusses the effects on memory and the order in which they occur. It discusses:

    • progressive memory loss: immediate recall, most recent memories, sense of time and relationship
    • relationship is lost
    • confabulation
    • childhood memories

  • This video clip describes how to help your loved one with eating.

  • Watch a video that shows a caregiver using verbal, visual, and tactile cues to help a person in a moderately late stage of dementia groom herself .

  • This video clip shows a caregiver using verbal, visual, and tactile cues to help a man in a middle stage of dementia get dressed (time: 3 minutes 30 seconds).

  • This short video clip shows a caregiver grooming a person in a late stage of dementia.

  • This video clip describes how to touch a person with dementia without raising their anxiety or disrespecting their wishes (time: 1 minute).

  • This video clip shows how to get a person with dementia to do something, getting their cooperation (time: 3 minutes 10 seconds).

  • This video clip provides advice on speaking to a person with dementia (time: 1 minute 30 seconds).

  • Watch a video that shows how to converse with a person with dementia (time: 2 minutes).

  • This video clip shows how to approach a person with dementia so as to minimize anxiety and offer respect (time: 4 minutes 20 seconds).

  • This video clip describes how to help your loved one with eating (time: 3 minutes 45 seconds).

  • Watch a video that shows a caregiver using verbal, visual, and tactile cues to help a person in a moderately late stage of dementia groom herself (time: 3 minutes 30 seconds).

  • This video clip shows a caregiver using verbal, visual, and tactile cues to help a man in a middle stage of dementia get dressed (time: 3 minutes 30 seconds).

  • This video clip describes how to deal with emotional distress in a person with dementia (time: 3 minutes).  Note: The video refers briefly to using the "Positive Approach," which is explained in another video.

  • This short video clip shows a caregiver grooming a person in a late stage of dementia (time: 2 minutes 45 seconds).