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Dementia Documentary Series

Living with, Caring for and Improving the Quality of Life

Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do

Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do delves into the research that shows how our social interactions, diet, sleep exercise, stress levels and daily health habits have dramatic effects on our cognitive abilities as we age. With scientific data and personal stories about holistic treatment approaches, this film explores the discoveries that are changing the medical profession’s view of dementia.

Revolutionizing Dementia Care

Revolutionizing Dementia Care reveals how people living with dementia can still live a full and meaningful life based on their abilities, not their disabilities. Innovative approaches in memory care communities have shown improvements in the well-being of residents as they're included, engaged and supported in social gatherings and everyday activities.

Discussion Guide

The Caregiver's Perspective

In Alzheimer's: The Caregiver's Perspective, caretakers share their diverse experiences of caring for loved ones in the world of dementia. A variety of caregivers, family members and professionals explain how they creatively navigate the frustrations, sorrows, and complications of caring for a loved one who needs support.

caregiver with women with dementia
Dr. Paul F. Aravich, Ph.D.
According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, creativity is at the pinnacle of being human. As such, the human brain is a creative brain, which makes the arts a brain thing.

Dementia Resources


What can we, as individuals, do about Alzheimer’s? Over 6 million people are living with a type of dementia in the United States with no immediate sign of a cure through pharmaceuticals alone. VPM’s three-part documentary series regarding dementia explores how person centered care and lifestyle changes can improve the quality of life for persons living with dementia.

The documentaries are distributed through American Public Television (APT) to public television stations nationwide.