Caregiver Training Videos

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Videos User Guide

Part I: Introduction

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 Videos




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Video French Korean Vietnamese Hungarian Macedonian
Aggressive Language and Behaviors                                          
Agitation and Anxiety          
Depression and Apathy          
Hallucinations      X      X           X  
Home Safety          
Refusal to Bathe      X             X  
Refusal to Take Medications      X             X  
Repetitive Behaviors      X            X         X  
Repetitive Phone Calls          
Repetitive Questions      X             X  
Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors          
Sleep Disturbances          
Sundowning      X             X           X
Wandering      X             X  

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:

  • Behavior of person with dementia with the usual caregiver response
  • Expert analysis and explanation of behavior with tips to identify and eliminate triggers and suggestions for redirection
  • Response of caregiver showing tips in action

How to Use the Videos

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.


  • Caregiver is challenged with repetitive behaviors and watches applicable video.
  • Staff at an assisted living facility uses the videos for training.

How to Use This Guide

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.

Browse Videos by Behavior

Partnering Organizations

We’ve partnered with other organizations to recreate the videos or provide subtitles for their own organizations, free of cost, for their communities

Care for the Elderly in Ukraine

Alzheimer’s Orange County

  • Korean
    • Refusal to Bathe
    • Refusal to take Medications
    • Hallucinations
    • Sundowning
  • Vietnamese
    • Refusal to Bathe
    • Refusal to take Medications
    • Hallucinations
    • Sundowning

Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas)

These videos are free for public access; if you are an organization seeking to use the videos, please cite and link back to this page. If you would like to contribute to translating these videos into additional languages or adding subtitles, please reach out to [email protected].

View the Facilitator & Advanced Learning Notes.

Download the Take Action Worksheet: pdf | doc

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.