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Educational, inspirational and practical videos are available for those who care for people with Alzheimer's

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is pleased to make available check out of these videos. These videos are available for group or individual use.

To reserve a video please contact the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Coordinator at (620) 225-8230

Videos are due back in one week unless other arrangements have been made. SWKAAA will pay postage to mail the videos to you; however, you must pay the postage to return the videos.

All resources are provided based on their informational content only. SWKAAA does not endorse the provider of any content unless otherwise stated.

All services, educational programs and materials are available without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, political belief, age or handicap. Any complaints should be directed to Executive Director, SWKAAA, P. O. Box 1636, Dodge City, KS 67801



In addition to the hardcopy DVD version, The Alzheimer's Project is also available in online, streaming format (Watch the whole series online here!) Please see below for a full description of the series.

The Family Guide To Alzheimer's Disease (Preview here)


The following 5 videos are a part of a series. You may borrow one or all of the videos in the series at one time.


The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Understanding Alzheimer's

Publisher LifeView Resources, Inc
Date/format DVD + VHS
Available YES
Volume 1 in this series will help you to understand the disease and it's effect. From physicians, experts in the field, and family members of Alzheimer's sufferers, you will learn how to help better care for your loved one and yourself.

Volume 1 offers specific information on:

  • Recognizing symptoms
  • Making an early, accurate diagnosis
  • What to expect during the various stages of the disease
  • How Alzheimer's affects the brain
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The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Behavior Issues

Publisher LifeView Resources, Inc
Date/format DVD + VHS
Available YES

Alzheimer’s changes almost everything about the way our loved ones perceive the world—and how they respond to it. One of the keys to helping our loved ones continue to live as successfully as possible is to understand this changed, strange world. In this volume you’ll learn more about how Alzheimer’s affects our loved ones—and how those effects typically change the person’s behavior. You will also learn successful strategies for “redirecting” that behavior in ways that help your loved one and your family enjoy a better quality of life.

Volume 2 covers:

  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Wandering
  • Sleeplessness/Sundowning
  • Incontinence
  • Inappropriate Actions
  • Redirection
  • Fiblets
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The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Daily Life

Publisher LifeView Resources, Inc
Date/format DVD + VHS
Available YES

As you come to understand more about the altered world of an Alzheimer’s sufferer, you will learn effective strategies for making your home environment a safe place where your loved one can live successfully. You will also learn key skills for communicating with persons suffering from Alzheimer’s and how to create a daily routine that is nurturing for your loved one and manageable for you.

Volume 3 covers:

  • Home Environment
  • Driving
  • Adult Emotions
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
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The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Family Caregiving

Publisher LifeView Resources, Inc
Date/format DVD + VHS
Available YES

In this volume, you will learn how to handle the daily responsibilities of caring for a loved one, such as eating, dressing, grooming and bathing. Just as important, you will learn how to get the outside help from family, friends and other resources that can be critical for safeguarding your own health.

Volume 4 covers:

  • Role of the Caregiver
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Accepting Support
  • Respite
  • Sexual Relationships
  • Family Relationships
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Eating
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
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The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: Transitions

Publisher LifeView Resources, Inc
Date/format DVD + VHS
Available YES

In this final volume, you will learn how to make some difficult transitions. You’ll learn how to adapt social activities to accommodate your loved one’s increasing disability and isolation. You will also learn how to recognize when the time has come to consider moving your loved one to a care facility (and how to evaluate these facilities). You will learn how the disease affects a person’s spirituality, and you’ll gain insights from others who have gone through the process of grieving the loss of a loved one for whom they have provided years of care.

Volume 5 covers:

  • Social Activities
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Care Facilities
  • Grief
Misc. 5 of 5 Watch a preview here

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

Publisher Healing Arts Communications
Date/format VHS
Available yes
Description 28 Minutes
This program defines Alzheimer’s disease and its effects on language: guiding viewers to a positive approach to Alzheimer’s disease. Topics covered include:
  • Repetitive Questions
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Answering Difficult Questions
  • Answering Difficult Behavior
  • Communication Techniques
Title:Dementia With Dignity – Caring for Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Forms of Dementia
Publisher MediaOne Health
Date/format  2002/VHS
Available  Yes
Description  60 Minutes

This video is based on Barbara Sherman’s world acclaimed book of the same name. Barbara is a social worker, counselor, caseworker and family therapist of 30 years experience, now working as an educator and consultant in aged care. She was also an a caregiver for her late husband, Bill, who had dementia.

Relevant to all caregivers – in residential facilities, community care and family homes.

Filmed entirely on location at residential and day care facilities within Australia.

Packed with useful advice and information.

Split into four major sections for easy access:
  • Part 1. Continuing a Familiar Lifestyle – 15 min.
  • Part 2. Making the Most of Abilities – 6 min.
  • Part 3. Relating and Communicating – 17 min.
  • Part 4. Strange and Disruptive Behavior – 22 min.
Title:Caring for Someone With Mid to Late Stage Alzheimer’s Disease
Publisher Healing Arts Communication
Date/format VHS
Available Yes

43 Minutes

This program explores some typical issues that occur in the mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It will help you find solutions that can be applied to your own caregiving situation. Topics include:

  • Flexibility and Humor
  • Keys to Caregiver Well-being
  • Changes that Occur in Mid to Late Stages
  • Core Principles in Alzheimer’s Care
  • Activities
  • Tolerance Levels
  • Naps
  • Balancing the Day
  • Repetitive Calling Out
  • Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Pain Management
  • Incontinence and Toileting


Title:The Alzheimer's Project
Publisher HBO
Date/format DVD 2010
Available Yes

533 minutes

Critically Acclaimed 4 part HBO Documentary Films Presentation, The Alzheimer's Project provides an in-depth look into the scientific advances being made in research and medial understanding of the disease.
Additional content indludes:
  • The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer's
  • Understanding and Attacking Alheimer's
  • The Benefit of Diet and Exercise in Alzheimer's
Misc. Watch the entire series online here


Title:20 Questions, 100 Answers, 6 Perspectives
Publisher Brilliant Image Productions
Date/format DVD
Available YES

A compilation of honest answers about Dementia from medical doctors, professional care partners, family of loves ones and the one who live it.

Categories include:

  • Definitions
  • In the doctor's office
  • Life after diagnosis
  • General broader view

Preview the video here or watch the preview on Youtube by clicking here.

Title:Alzheimer’s Disease: What Everyone Should Know
Publisher Novartis 2000
Date/format VHS
Available Yes
Description 22 Minutes

This is an educational video featuring ABC television personality Linda Dano. The video highlights:
  • The Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The Importance of Early Diagnosis
  • Available Treatments
  • Ongoing Research
  • Tips for Family Members
Title:Alzheimer’s Disease: Living in the Here and Now
Publisher Eisai Inc and Pfizer Inc. 1999
Date/format VHS
Available Yes

14 Minutes

This video was developed in collaboration with the National Council on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. It offers useful information and insights on memory, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease – including signs to watch for and the importance of an early diagnosis. This video, narrated by Dr. Frank Field, renowned Health and Science Editor, features medical experts who will provide you with the facts you need to know when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll also hear first-hand accounts from people who have Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Their inspiring stories show how the right care, support, and treatment can help you better manage the disease and make the most of what you have…here and now.

Title:Alzheimer’s Disease: Inside Looking Out
Publisher Terra Nova Films
Date/format VHS
Available Yes

18 Minutes

Several persons with early stage Alzheimer’s talk openly about the impact of the disease on their lives, about their feelings, and about how they are coping. The video is both a learning tool and a tribute to the courage of its subjects. The openness of the participants eliminates the stigma which often surrounds Alzheimer’s disease.