Videocaregiving.org is a new visual education center for family caregivers.
The videos are designed to be short, simple and direct, and are able to be accessed easily by the user at any hour of the day or night. Many of the videos follow a documentary format that uses real people and follows real situations.
When you hear somebody with early stage Alzheimer's Disease describe their embarrassment and humiliation over being confused and not able to find their way home, you know that you are seeing a story told from the heart-a story that you can identify with and that may help you to better understand a situation that you, yourself, might be dealing with.
The video material is able to turn words into pictures and scenes that can illustrate appropriate care-giving techniques and, in a sense, assure the user that he or she is not alone in this often lonely, difficult and stressful situation.
The videos are short, and very informative. They have one on helping to breakdown tasks so that a person with Alzheimer's can be more involved with their daily activities. Other videos include nursing home discussions and information about driving and how to recognize when it is time to stop.
Thanks t0 Sue Scheible over at A Good Age for bringing this site to my attention.