Alzheimer's Training

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Training Videos

Welcome to an informative Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Video series from UCLA Health. 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
This series contains seven brief videos 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.

Examples:

Caregiver is challenged with repetitive behaviors and watches applicable video.

Staff at an assisted living facility uses the videos for training.

Browse the UCLA Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Training Videos:

Part I: Introduction

Part II: Hallucinations

Part III: Refusal to Bathe

Part IV: Refusal to Take Medications

Part V: Repetitive Behaviors

Part VI: Repetitive Questions

Part VII: Sundowning

Part VIII: Wandering

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