Exploring Alzheimer's

Exploring Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Project 616.831 ALZHEIME

This three-disc set, which originally aired on HBO, discusses the latest scientific research in the field of Alzheimer's. It also includes three specials (The Memory Loss Tapes; Grandpa, Will You Remember Me? with Maria Shriver; and Caregivers) that will be especially meaningful to those caring for someone affected by the disease. You can also watch the entire series online for no charge.

The Forgetting: A Portrait Of Alzheimer's 616.831 FORGETTI

This PBS documentary, based on the book of the same name by David Shank, explores both the societal and personal effects of Alzheimer's. Be sure to explore the companion website.

Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts 362.1968 ALZHEIME

In comparison to cancer, heart disease, and AIDS, Alzheimer's disease greatly lags in research funding, media attention, and celebrity support – but it is no less devastating. This DVD profiles families living with Alzheimer's, interviews the doctors on the front lines, and scrutinizes the latest research.

Plain Talk about Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's Related Dementia and Wandering 616.831 PLAIN

These two short programs provide an introduction to the disease and help in understanding what is happening to the mind and body.

The Brain Fitness Program 612.8 BRAIN

This documentary explores ways to increase mental agility, speed, and comprehension and to enhance brain function in later years.

The Secret Life Of The Brain 612.82 SECRET

This multi-part PBS documentary explores brain function and science through all stages of life, from infancy to aging. People with an interest in Alzheimer's will especially want to look at the last section, “Aging Brain: Through Many Lives.”

Caring for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease 616.831 CARING

Geared toward caregivers, this video demonstrates practical ways of dealing with difficult behaviors such as wandering, angry outbursts and delusions. Available on VHS only.

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter 362.19683 COMPLAIN

When filmmaker Deborah Hoffman’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she picked up her camera to record the various stages of the disease and how she dealt with her changing mother. Available on VHS only.

Lost in the Mind: A Documentary 618.976 LOST

This documentary is a few years old, but it is still a good introduction to every aspect of Alzhiemer's Disease, including its physical, emotional and social implications. It follows several families, illustrating what it means to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and how to keep the victim safe and the family supported. Available on VHS only.

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