Réseau des services de santé en français de l'Est de l'Ontario
2014 marked the Réseau's 15th anniversary. In honour of this landmark, they created 5 videos featuring 12 interviewees chosen amongst healthcare professionals, stakeholders, researchers, and community members from Eastern and South-Eastern Ontario.
By exploring different subjects related to French language health services in Canada, each video highlights these Réseau members and partners’ personal and professional commitment to healthcare in French. The videos also showcase the importance of French-language health services.
No Thanks, We're Fine
A compelling video featuring caregivers to people with dementia appealing to their fellow caregivers to seek support and take respite. Caregivers speak movingly based on their own experiences directly to others like them on the importance of finding information, obtaining home care and other types of in-house assistance, joining support groups, and accessing respite through day programs and overnight guest houses. Caregivers appeal to their peers to obtain assistance right away, not to wait for a crisis to occur and not to be ashamed to get help. The clear message is that no caregiver to loved ones with dementia is a superman or superwoman.
Produced by the Champlain Community Access Centre (www.champlain.ccac-ont.ca) the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (www.alzheimer.ca/ottawa) and the Champlain Dementia Network (www.champlaindementia.org). Directed by the Peabody Award-winning Director Firdaus Kharas of Chocolate Moose Media (www.chocmoose.com).
Music can be a powerful source of joy, comfort and inspiration in our lives. People living with dementia and their family members attest to the important role music has in their lives. Research, some of it proudly sponsored by the Alzheimer Society, confirms this. The Alzheimer Society created the video, "When words fail, music speaks" to show the positive affect of music and released this video at the Alzheimer's Disease International Conference in March 2011, in Toronto. Please enjoy and share with others.
The Alzheimer Journey
The Alzheimer Journey is a resource for family caregivers. It consists of three videos that follow the three stages of Alzheimer's disease and a fourth video that explains how brain function is affected.
Who Cares: a web-series about dementia
This is an ongoing web series about people dealing with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Follow filmmaker Chris Wynn as he meets with people who have somehow been touched by these diseases.
View the videos here