8-hour program (2 hours each DVD)

Create a better life for your loved one with memory loss or dementia while regaining control of your own life with this award-winning DVD program. In this classroom format, you’ll see real people sharing their caregiving concerns openly and honestly. You’ll learn the basics about dementia, how dementia affects thinking skills, your new role as a “caregiver,” and effective ways to respond to changes in the behavior of your loved one.

DVD 1: Introduction to Dementia and Caregiving
DVD 2: Minimizing Confusion and Taking Charge
DVD 3: Activities and Loss of Abilities
DVD 4: Providing Structure and Support

Each DVD is closed captioned in English (hearing impaired) and Spanish.

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6 modules, 2 hours

In each of the Savvy Caregiver DVD sessions, the instructor asks participants to complete an assignment on this "homework" CD-ROM. It’s not required that you complete the assignment, but doing so will help you personalize your caregiving strategies over time.

This CD-ROM can also be used by itself. It’s a great resource for understanding the stages of memory loss or dementia, how to adjust the way your loved one participates in activities at each stage, and how to adjust your assistance over time. It also provides practical tips on assisting a person with 14 of the most common daily activities such as finances, shopping, travel, and managing medications.



4 modules, 4 hours

This interactive program can be used on its own or as a complement to the Savvy Caregiver DVD set since it allows you to apply concepts covered in the DVD program. The material comes to life as you respond to situations, make choices, watch video clips, and become actively involved in the program.

Through video “interviews,” you’ll have the chance to ask questions of family caregivers, experts in the field of dementia care, and even people with Alzheimer's disease. The program includes more than 100 video clips of interviews that focus on the different thinking skills that are lost with dementia such as memory, judgment, and reasoning.

The program is very user friendly! Even people with little or no computer experience find the program very easy to use.



Un programa de 8 horas con subtítulos en español (2 horas cada DVD)

Mejore las condiciones de vida para su ser querido con pérdida de memoria o demencia y readquiera el control de su propia vida a través de este DVD ganador de premios. En un formato de clase, usted verá personas reales compartiendo sus preocupaciones sobre el cuidado de sus familiares abierta y honestamente. Usted aprenderá las bases sobre demencia y maneras efectivas de responder a los cambios de su ser querido.

DVD 1: Introducción a la Demencia y el Cuidado
DVD 2: Minimizando la Confusión y Tomando el Control
DVD 3: Actividades y Perdida de Habilidades
DVD 4: Proveyendo Estructura y Apoyo