Recommended DVDs and Videotapes

Here are a few excellent DVDs and videotapes we recommend for family caregivers of Alzheimer's and other elderly patients. Click on the underlined title for more information. For our recommended books, click on family caregiver books.

Large print books can make reading enjoyable again for the elderly. We've put together a wide selection that includes novels, humor, non-fiction and bibles. For many of them, an audio CD and/or audio cassette version is also available for people with limited vision. For more information, click on Large Print Books.

The Educated Caregiver – 3 DVD Set

"The Educated Caregiver" is an award-winning series devoted to helping you, the caregiver, cope with your caregiving responsibilities and to teach the practical skills you need to provide the best care possible. It has won numerous accolades from leading experts in the field, including a National Award from Mature Media.

Through interviews and demonstrations, experienced caregivers and health care professionals provide invaluable tips and explain the proper procedures of caregiving tasks, making caregiving easier for those young and old alike. Each DVD has been edited into short, stand-alone sections to fit into your busy schedule.


How To Stay Safe and Independent in Your Home: Fall Prevention for Seniors – DVD

This DVD will help you minimize the risk of a fall - one of the most common accidents for seniors. An Occupational Therapist goes through a home, room by room, giving safety tips and demonstrating home equipment designed to increase independence and decrease the risk of a fall or injury. Whether you or your loved one lives in an apartment, a home, or an assisted living facility, this information can actually help you prevent a fall, instead of suffering through the painful consequences.

Also available in a videotape.


The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease – 5 DVD Set

For many families, Alzheimer’s means a gradually diminishing quality of life both for the sufferer and caregivers. All too often, the disease has led to isolation - and even a certain social stigma. It can impose psychological and emotional burdens just as heavy as the physical ones.

"The Family Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease" was created to help families understand what to expect; how to deal effectively with the challenge of this disease; how to help their loved ones meet each day more successfully; and how to improve the quality of life for all involved.

Also available in a set of 5 videotapes.

Volume 1 | Understanding Alzheimer's | 62 minutes
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• Overview of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease
• Symptoms
• Diagnosis
• Stages of Alzheimer's
• Treatment
• Telling Others
• Patient perspective

Volume 2 | Behavior Issues | 67 minutes
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• Overview
• Agitation
• Hallucinations
• Wandering
• Sleeplessness/Sundowning
• Incontinence
• Inappropriate Actions
• Redirection
• Fiblets

Volume 3 | Daily Life | 42 minutes
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• Home Environment
• Driving
• Adult Emotions
• Communication
• Daily Routine

Volume 4 | Family Caregiving | 62 minutes
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• Role of the Caregiver
• Taking Care of Yourself
• Accepting Support
• Respite
• Sexual Relationships
• Family Relationships
• Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
• Eating
• Bathing
• Dressing

Volume 5 | Transitions | 44 minutes
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• Social Activities
• Spiritual Issues
• Care Facilities
• Grief

Each videotape can be purchased separately below.


The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease:
Volume 1 - Understanding Alzheimer's

For information about the complete 5-videotape set, click here.


The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease:
Volume 2 - Behavior Issues

For information about the complete 5-videotape set, click here.


The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Volume 3 - Daily Living

For information about the complete 5-videotape set, click here.


The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Volume 4 - Family Caregiving

For information about the complete 5-videotape set, click here.


The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Volume 5 - Transitions

For information about the complete 5-videotape set, click here.

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