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Care - Care Workers, Their Clients, and a Coming Crisis
This intimate documentary pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home eldercare. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders - and exposes the cracks…
Nine To Ninety - The Love Story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini
Nine To Ninety is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, where they relish time with their young granddaughter Jacqueline. But as the family…
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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…
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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Mr. Nobody
Mr. Nobody sensitively addresses these questions by focusing on the story of 65-year-old Jack Huggins. Jack has lived alone in his family's house ever since the death of his parents. A bachelor, he lavishes attention on his many cats. T…
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…
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.
Life and Death in Assisted Living
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…
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders for Home Health
This three-part program addresses common issues that caregivers in a home health setting will face in treating a patient with Alzheimer's.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Promoting Mobility in People with Dementia
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. Demonstration and lecture, by Rosemary Oddy, of appropriate techniques to use to promote the mobility of people with Dementia. Producer: David Crewes
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.…
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,…
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…
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…
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