Video Respite

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Video Respite

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This is a video of my mom watching respite videos in August 2011. I LOVE these and more importantly she LOVES these. I was SHOCKED at how she interacts with the video and she still does this, maybe not as much, but she still LOVES to watch. If I put one of these in I can take a quick shower, pay some bills, or do what I am doing now : ) . . . without worrying about her as much. I know if this is playing she will be content, happy, and stay put for a bit. They are a bit expensive, but worth every penny in my opinion and for my situation. You can find these through Best Alzheimer's Prodcuts site (do a google search).


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My father with Alzheimers is entertained by watching Utube videos of Carol Burnette Show, Laugh-In, Johnny Carson and Smother's Brother's. It's funny how he can remember seeing these shows from back in the day. We also watch home movies.

Sep 18, 2016 - 11:59 PM by Peaceful O

Toni - I am glad you found something that gives you a few minutes to get things done. What strikes me most is how the mind moves backwards. Watching your video reminds me of when the 4 boys were all under 5 and I would turn on a show like this for them. They would respond the same way. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insite with all of us.

Sep 09, 2012 - 2:42 PM by Diane C

Toni - Thank you for this story. Not only is it informative, but I am going to go online tonight and look for these CDs so I can order them for my mom. I think it is so important for my father to get a way from time to time to clear his head and try to enjoy life a little bit. I remember back when my father was getting ready to retire, he and my mom were making all kinds of plans on how they would spend the rest of their lives together. Never once did my father believe that the end would look like this. He is a very strong man and a great husband, father and grandfather. We have to work hard to find a cure for AD and put an end to this devastating condition.

Aug 14, 2012 - 6:43 PM by David D's.html This is the link David. I hope it works. Or try just Then go to the For Caregivers section and click onRespite Video. There are about 12 to choose from with different themes. Some are more tailored to men, some women. Some are for ethnic races or holidays. They are expensive, but I love the joy they bring my mom.

Aug 14, 2012 - 6:55 PM by Toni W

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