Dementia Documentary Series
Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do
Premiere: Tuesday, June 22 at 8 p.m. on VPM PBS
Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do delves into the research that shows how our social interactions, diet, sleep exercise, stress levels and daily health habits have dramatic effects on our cognitive abilities as we age. With scientific data and personal stories about holistic treatment approaches, this film explores the discoveries that are changing the medical profession’s view of dementia.
Revolutionizing Dementia Care
Revolutionizing Dementia Care reveals 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 and everyday activities.
The Caregiver's Perspective
In Alzheimer's: The Caregiver's Perspective, caretakers share their diverse experiences of caring for loved ones in the world of dementia. A variety of caregivers, family members and professionals explain how they creatively navigate the frustrations, sorrows, and complications of caring for a loved one who needs support.
Alzheimer's Caregiver's Workshop: Resources
Alzheimer's Association: 2017 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
Karen Garner’s “Missing Jim” Blog
Honor A Caregiver
Books related to "Alzheimer's: What You Can Do?"
The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline [Dale E. Bredesen, MD]
Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being [Rudolph E Tanzi, PHD and Deepak Chopra, MD]
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers [David Perlmutter, MD with Kristin Loberg]
I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care [John Zeisel, Ph.D.]
What can we, as individuals, do about Alzheimer’s? Over 5 million people are living with a type of dementia in the United States with no immediate sign of a cure through pharmaceuticals alone. VPM’s three-part documentary series regarding dementia explores how person centered care and lifestyle changes can improve the quality of life for persons living with dementia.
The documentaries are distributed through American Public Television (APT) to public television stations nationwide.