Dementia Cargivers' Training Package
This package features two staff training DVDs (Alzheimer’s Disease
and Straight Talk About Dementia) and a manual with reproducible
handouts that reinforce the videos. A complete training program for
new and experienced caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Disease manual and
DVD were created by Drs. Kim and Gail Petersen, who have worked with
dementia patients and their families for over 25 years. Straight
Talk About Dementia is a winner of the 2006 CINE Golden Eagle Award.
Resources on Alzheimer’s Disease manual contains critical
information, valuable assessment tools and an inservice handout on
Alzheimer’s disease that complements the DVDs. Includes a PDF on CD
for easy printouts. Covered spiral bound book by Drs. Kim and Gail
Petersen, 89 pgs., includes Win/Mac CD with printable PDF, 2006.
Alzheimer’s Disease DVD is a video-based teaching tool for
professional caregivers. It has four sections: Mild Cognitive
Impairment, Early, Moderate and Severe Cognitive Disability.
Physical changes in the brain, cognitive capabilities and behavioral
manifestations are covered. The program includes real family
profiles, actors portraying common dementia behaviors and interviews
with caregivers. 75 min. DVD, CC, 2006.
Straight Talk About Dementia DVD features a series of interviews
organized by topic, so you hear the straight stories directly from
those who struggle with caregiving issues every day. Topics include:
Ethical caregiving, enhancing communication, encouraging compliance,
daily living activities, fundamentals like eating and bathing, and
caregiver health. Interviews were compiled in the homes and offices
of actual caregivers and form an easy-to-follow narrative, ideal for
both support groups and training programs. Winner, 2006 CINE Golden
Eagle Award. 45 min. DVD, CC, 2006.