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Mental Health and Fitness DVD and VHS

Information on mental fitness & caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's & other dementia
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AC-AM05

Aerobics of the Mind DVD
A great introduction to mental fitness

Dr. Marge Engelman's Aerobics of the Mind helps you create mental fitness programs for capable older adults. Dr. Engelman believes sound mental fitness practice is based upon the   use it or lose it  philosophy. Learn how you can encourage older adults to stretch their thinking, try new ways of behaving, stimulate memory and develop a more creative brain.

This comprehensive guide shows you how to create a mental fitness program from the ground up. Includes warm-up strategies, model programs that can be adapted for your group, thinking exercises and activities, and an annotated list of publications and organizations.

The Aerobics of the Mind DVD includes on overview with techniques on how to run a successful mental fitness group. It also features interviews with Dr. Engelman and Kari Berit Gustafson.

Book created by Marge Engelman, Ph.D. Softcover, 220 pages, 1996, 2005. DVD is closed-captioned, 60 min., 2006.

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$38.00
AC-AZ06

Alzheimer's Disease DVD
A contemporary, compassionate and thorough explanation of Alzheimer's

A video-based teaching tool for professional and family caregivers on DVD. Featuring Drs. Kim and Gail Petersen, experts on dementia training.

The video has four sections: MCI, 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 real caregivers.

DVD, 75 min., CC, 2006.

Also available in the Dementia Caregivers' Training Package.

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$78.00
AC-DT10

Dementia Caregivers' Training Package DVD
A complete training program for new and experienced caregivers

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.

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$138.00
AC-EL06

Eleanor at 80 Program DVD
Training program on mediating complex family issues in eldercare

This all-new program consists of a DVD and accompanying Facilitator's Guide.

This program profiles a fictitious Eleanor Stein, who at 80 years old experiences an abrupt decline in health. Eleanor and her family struggle with the resulting challenges until they contact a professional mediator, who helps them navigate through the landscape of personal issues and create a successful action plan. This narrative serves as a backdrop for a training program focusing on mediating complex family issues in eldercare.

Developed by Drs. Harry and Lisa Webne-Behrman, this DVD details the mediation process including: Setting ground rules, active listening, identifying key issues, exploring options and building an action plan. Step-by-step analysis by Harry and Lisa help families work through difficult issues in eldercare.

The DVD also includes Extra  interview footage featuring gerontologist Dr. Jill Steinberg and geriatric social worker Marie Hornes. They discuss a wide range of topics concerning older adults and their families.

The Facilitator's Guide gives a detailed explanation of DVD scenes with useful insights into effective communication and conflict resolution strategies. The authors stress how to identify family concerns before a crisis occurs.

DVD, 90 min., CC, 2006; Facilitator's Guide, 48 pgs., 2006.

ISBN 1-57861-580-1

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$98.00
AC-SD06

Straight Talk About Dementia DVD
A caregiver's perspective

This documentary explores issues on dementia important to both family and professional caregivers. The DVD features a series of interviews organized by topic, so you hear the straight stories directly from those who deal with caregiving issues every day. Topics include: Ethical caregiving, enhancing communication, encouraging compliance, daily living activities, fundamentals like eating and bathing, and caregiver health.

The interviews were compiled over 18 months in the homes and offices of real caregivers. They're concisely edited to form an easy-to-follow narrative, ideal for both support groups and training programs. The all-too-real content does pack an emotional punch.

DVD, 45 min., CC, 2006.
ISBN 1-57861-579-8

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$58.00

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