Our Resource Center is filled with books, videos and materials to assist caregivers and those with Alzheimer's disease. We offer training materials for professional staff, videos explaining the disease process and tips for caring for those with Alzheimer's. Stop by our office to see for yourself or email us to request materials. All materials are available for checkout free of charge.
Listed below are several new purchases available in our Resource Center. Special thanks to the Northwest Rotary Club for a recent donation to purchase the following materials:
This award-winning video takes a common-sense, meet-the-person-where-they-are approach that minimizes stress, optimizes functionality, and makes Alzheimer's care easier for the care-receiver and the caregiver. 2008 release. (32 minutes)
This training video provides an informative explanation of Alzheimer's, how it affects different parts of the brain, and the specific changes that take place as a result. It also explains the three stages of Alzheimer's (Early Stage, Moderate Stage, and Late Stage), identifies the most common symptoms, and shows how to simplify and adapt care for each stage. (54 minutes)
This new video orients caregivers to the world of the person with dementia. It will help caregivers to understand the causes of many of the behaviors brought on by dementia, and gives simple strategies to reduce or adapt to them, while providing emotional and physical care to the person. Includes Behavior Management strategies that can be used to validate the person's emotions and feelings, and redirect toward familiar memories and actions. (43 minutes)
This 5-video resource guides family caregivers through the challenges and rewards of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's--from the initial diagnosis to the final stages of caregiving and beyond. The Family Guide To Alzheimer's will enable family caregivers to help their loved one meet each day more successfully.
1. Understanding Alzheimer's (Volume One)
This volume will help the caregiver to understand the nature of Alzheimer's Disease. It explains the causes, the three stages (early, moderate, and late), typical symptoms, and common treatments. (62 minutes)
2. Behavior Issues (Volume Two)
This volume will help the caregiver to adjust to the unpredictable behaviors that Alzheimer's can bring, such as, agitation, hallucinations, and incontinence. (67 minutes)
3. Daily Life (Volume Three)
This volume will help the caregiver to communicate better with their loved one, and shows how to create a safe home environment that increases the person's comfort level. (42 minutes)
4. Family Caregiving (Volume Four)
This volume will help caregivers to turn Activities of Daily Living--dressing, grooming, and bathing--into opportunities to nurture and bond with the loved one. (62 minutes)
5. Transitions (Volume Five)
This volume will help caregivers adapt social activities to accommodate the loved one's increasing disabilities and isolation. It also offers help on how to recognize when to consider moving a loved one to a care facility, and gives valuable insight into the grieving process from others who have gone through the loss of a loved one.