This caregiving series includes seven training modules to help anyone caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease.
Module 1: aging
In this video, seniors share their views on getting older.
Module 2: the nature of Alzheimer's disease
This video examines the symptoms and effects of Alzheimer's disease through the eyes of two families who have been affected by it. You will also hear what an occupational therapist has to say about what we know and don't know about the disease.
Module 3: communication strategies
In this video, actors role play various scenarios to demonstrate various techniques that can be used when communication is affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Module 4: working with families
This video shows the Gillingham family and Elisa, their home support worker, working to care for Barbara Gillingham's mother Pearl who has Alzheimer's disease.
Module 5: the home environment
In this video, a "mime" points out possible hazards in the home to show the importance of maintaining a safe environment.
Module 6: activities of daily living
In this video, support workers offer advice for day to day living.
Module 7: challenging behaviours
This final video features actors using a problem-solving approach to manage three different challenging behaviours: aggression, inappropriate behaviour, and repetition.