Dementia Documentary Series
Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective
Caregivers share their diverse experiences of caring for loved ones in the world of dementia. Alzheimer’s is more than memory loss; it affects many generations and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Teepa Snow, Loretta Veney, Bob Schaefer and many more explain how they creatively navigate the frustrations, sorrows and complications of caring for a loved one who can no longer function safely on their own.
Revolutionizing Dementia Care
Learn how people living with dementia can still live a full and meaningful life based on their abilities, not their disabilities. Innovative approaches in memory care communities have shown improvements in the well-being of residents as they're included, engaged and supported in social gatherings, clubs and everyday activities. A revolution is here where people living with dementia get the individual heart-felt care they need.
In our world of dementia, I’ve learned that there are still so, so many things that we can do. We just have to do it different[ly]… I mourn the fact that I can't do a lot of things in life… So, a lot of mentoring is helping people to understand, ‘No you can't do all the things you did do, but you still can do a lot.
– Laurie Scherrer • Dementia Advocate and Mentor 8 Living with Early Alzheimer’s and FTD