Videos and presentations

There are plenty of videos available online at resource sites and youtube that provide information on dementia or share patient and caregiver experiences and thoughts. Here are some select ones, including clips in Indian languages:

There have been some Indian movies that depict persons with dementia. A list of these movies, and comments on how suitable they are for persons who want to understand dementia and associated care is available in this blog post: Indian Movies Depicting Dementia: Some Comments.

Pictorial education on dementia, by the 10/66 Dementia Research Group: An excellent presentation that depicts the impact of dementia on the patient and family. This presentation uses an Indian setting. If the slideworld player does not load, or if you prefer seeing it directly on slideworld, click on this link to see it on slideworld.

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A Burden of Love: a Indian documentary showing families coping with dementia, and also specialists talking about it

This video features several Indian families coping with dementia. It including interviews with the relatives as well as explanations and commentaries by specialists.(If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the film.)

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Interviews of a dementia caregiver in India

An interview of caregiver Swapna Kishore recorded in June 2009, discussing dementia care, awareness, and problems faced.(If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the film.)

A later interview, where Swapna Kishore talks of late-stage dementia care at home, recorded in 2012 after her mother passed away.(If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the film.)

Swapna Kishore also blogs about her dementia care experiences and thoughts.

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Dementia Awareness: A New Story An India-based short clip in Hindi and English

Hindi version. Use this link to view it on youtube, or click the play button below.

English version

(If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the film.)

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Walking Down Memory Lane, an India-based film on Alzheimer’s by Dignity Foundation

(If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the film.)

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s presentation This English and Marathi presentation can be viewed using the player below. If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the presentation.

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Yaaddasht ka Safar This Urdu video includes a family’s story as the elderly father deteriorates because of dementia, and also includes some discussion on dementia at the end. While the resources refered to are not India-based, the explanations and the story shown can be informative even for persons in India. The video can be viewed using the player below. If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the presentation.

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Zindagi Live: Life with Alzheimer’s Disease – A Hindi news episode with caregiver interviews

A news feature on Alzheimer’s and its impact on caregivers (Hindi) is available at IBN7. The episode includes several caregivers and some expert opinions. Click here: Zindagi Live: Life with Alzheimer disease.

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The HBO Alzheimer’s Project

This project can be found at: http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/index.html and has a lot of very interesting material. There are many video clips that can be streamed for viewing. Of particular interest here are: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, The Memory Loss Tapes, and Caregivers

Going Home: A prize-winning video showing the confusion and wandering of a dementia patient

(If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the film.)

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My name is Lisa: A prize-winning video on the impact of a mother’s Alzheimer’s on a thirteen-year-old girl, very sensitively made.

(If the youtube player does not load, or you prefer watching it directly on youtube, click here to watch the film.)

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Interviews of family and friends of dementia patients are available here: here

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[This page was last updated in August 2013]

City/ region wise resources

City/ region-wise resources for dementia care: Bangalore, Mysore,   Chennai, Coimbatore,   Guwahati,   Hyderabad,   Kolkata,   Manipur,   Pune,   Delhi,   Goa,   Kerala cities,   Mumbai,   Others Also: Resources across India and Informational websites.

Extensive blog on dementia care

Swapna writes blog Swapna Kishore writes about her personal experiences of caring for her mother, and also shares observations as a resource person for dementia care in her blog here.