Welcome to the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series. This series was created by the Multicampus Programs in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (MPGMG) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. By watching these videos, you are taking an important step toward understanding and managing behaviors associated with dementia. These videos will provide you with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver.
The website contains seven brief video segments plus an introduction from Alzheimer’s activist Patti Davis, the daughter of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Each video features a problematic behavior with the following general format:
This video series was designed with flexibility in mind. It can be used by caregivers, health professionals and educators. You can view one video segment (behavior) at a time or all together in one sitting. Additionally, educators can use the videos for one-on-one or group instruction.
The following web pages contain information to allow the individual learner or facilitator to get the most out of these videos. They feature supplemental information about each behavior as tied to the disease. You can also download the Take Action worksheet (pdf | doc). Use this worksheet as you watch the videos to record ideas for what you can do today to minimize or eliminate triggers to problematic behaviors.
View the Facilitator & Advanced Learning Notes.
The project described was supported by Grant Number 1C1CMS330982 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies. This project was funded, in part, by the Archstone Foundation.