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Dementia Documentary Series

Welcome to the series of documentaries, companion workshops and resources centered on dementia. The documentaries are distributed nationally to Public Television stations and the companion workshops are local to central Virginia.

The Documentaries

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.

Discussion Guide

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

Facebook Discussion: Living A Fulfilling Life With Dementia

What can we do so our loved ones with dementia can continue living healthy and fulfilling lives? Revolutionizing Dementia Care producer-director, Mason Mills, spoke with experts John Zeisel and Deke Cateau at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville about caring for people living with dementia.