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These videos might help to provide guidance and education as you are looking to learn more about dementia. 

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Dementia & COVID-19 Video Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on caregivers and people living with dementia. In this video series we address emerging and common concerns and strategies to help people affected by dementia during this time.

Meaningful activities during COVID-19
Community Education Specialist Cindy and Registered Social Worker Miranda chat about meaningful ways to engage people living with dementia during the pandemic.
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The effect of COVID-19 on caregivers
Community Education Specialist Cindy and Registered Social Worker Miranda discuss the impact of the pandemic on caregivers and some strategies caregivers can use to protect their own health and wellbeing.
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Getting a diagnosis during the pandemic
Community Education Specialist Cindy and Registered Social Worker Miranda discuss getting a diagnosis during the pandemic.
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How to manage 60,000 thoughts; Self-care for caregivers
Caregivers can experience an overload of thoughts and emotions, especially during this unusual and unsettling time. Community Education Specialist Cindy and Registered Social Worker Miranda discuss how to manage overwhelm and practice self-care during COVI
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Long distance caregiving
Community Education Specialist Cindy and Registered Social Worker Miranda discuss strategies for long distance caregiving during the pandemic.
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Planning a car trip
Things to consider when planning a car trip with a person living with dementia.
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Managing expectations during COVID-19
The pandemic has created a time of uncertainty for many people. In this video Miranda and Cindy talk about managing expectations during this time.
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Repetitive behaviours
How to work with repetitive behaviours in people living with dementia during the pandemic.
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Managing caregiver stress during COVID-19
Strategies and tips for caregivers
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Communication basics during COVID-19
Community Education Specialist Cindy and Registered Social Worker Miranda discuss communications strategies caregivers can use to help a person living with dementia during the pandemic.
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Understanding Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is continually working to increase the capacity of the community and educate everyone on dementia. These videos provide an overview of dementia, including warning signs and syptoms, getting a diagnosis, accessing care and resources and more.

The Old-er and The Restless
Medical treatment for behaviour changes in dementia.
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Visual Challenges in Dementia
Learn helpful information and strategies for caregivers who are struggling with visual hallucinations and other visual symptoms associated with dementia.
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How can we know which news stories to trust?
Local expert, Dr David Hogan, discusses how we can evaluate the seemingly constant stream of media stories surrounding dementia.
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Paul and Sam chat about the 2019 Alzheimer's Disease International report
Paul and Sam discuss some of the interesting numbers that were uncovered and brought to light in the recent report from Alzheimer's Disease International.
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Talking About Dementia with Dr Hogan January 2019
Calgary's own Dr Hogan led a very informative presentation about dementia.
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Understanding Dementia & Brain Health
One of the most popular info sessions, “Understanding Dementia & Brain Health” is now available in online video format right here.
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Dr Smith Addresses Common Questions

Local expert Dr Eric Smith addresses some of the most common questions related to dementia in this five-part series

Palliative Care in Dementia Care
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Part 1 Defining Dementia - Most Common Questions
This video covers what is dementia, common types, mild cognitive impairment, signs and progression of the disease.
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Part 2 Diagnosis - Most Common Questions
This video covers approaching your doctor about a diagnosis, the process of diagnosis, and next steps following a diagnosis.
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Part 3 Treatment - Most Common Questions
his video covers treatment options, other approaches beyond medication to treatment, and managing behavior.
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Part 4 Risk Reduction - Most Common Questions
This video covers how to reduce your risk of developing dementia and strategies to encourage brain health.
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Part 5 Research - Most Common Questions
This video covers the benefits and risks of participating in research studies, what questions to ask before joining a study and where to learn more about current research.
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Local Stories

Learn from people living with dementia, caregivers and Alzheimer Calgary staff who share their story on how they have been impacted by dementia, and how Alzheimer Calgary can help along the journey.

Meet Lisa, Caregiver
Lisa shares her story on how dementia has impacted her family.
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Meet Peter, Caregiver
Long-distance caregiving is challenging. Peter shares his story on caregiving for his Mom.
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Meet Ali, Alzheimer Calgary
Ali shares how creative arts can empower people living with dementia.
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Meet Jill, Caregiver
Jill's dad lived with frontotemperal dementia. Learn how her family was impacted.
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Meet Ron, Caregiver
Ron was the primary caregiver to his wife, Joanie for over 10 years.
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Meet Cindy, Alzheimer Calgary
Cindy shares how the Alzheimer Calgary can support you and your family in your journey with dementia.
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Meet John, Lives with Dementia
John shares his experience living with dementia to reduce stigma and educate families providing hope.
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