Common Challenges Videos

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The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program provides ongoing care for patients with a dementia diagnosis. Call 310-319-3222 to learn more about dementia care at UCLA Health.

A series of videos produced by the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program to help caregivers understand how to better care for persons with dementia. They cover a range of topics including:

Alcohol Abuse

  • When did you notice the alcohol consumption becoming problematic?

  • As a result of her alcohol intake, what issues did she and your family encounter? How did the dementia aspect complicate her issues with alcohol

  • What interventions did you take to try to help your mother stop drinking? What did and didn’t work?

  • What advice would you give other caregivers? What did you learn from this experience


Driving

  • How did your loved one respond when she was told by her physician that she could no longer drive?

  • What interventions did you take to try to help your mother to stop driving? What did and didn’t work?

  • What problems did your family encounter? How did the dementia aspect complicate her refusal to give up driving?

  • What advice would you give other families who are struggling to get their loved one to stop driving?

  • What did you learn from this experience?


Lack of Eating

  • Tell me about your father’s eating problem.

  • What did you do to try to help him?

  • Did the doctor have any other suggestions?

  • Was there anything you did?

  • Is there anything you could have done different?

  • Do you have any advice for others?


Paranoid Thoughts

  • When do you notice your father experiencing paranoid thoughts?

  • When did these behaviors start?

  • How does your mother handle them now?