14 Best Alzheimer's Videos of 2012
See the truth about Alzheimer’s disease—a heartbreaking condition—firsthand through these incredible and poignant videos.
14 Best Alzheimer's Videos of 2012
Losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s can be the cruelest sort of goodbye. Drawing out the pain of loss over many years, this frightening condition can rob families of the ability to connect and cope.
This collection of videos portrays the often sad yet inspiring tales of everyday families taking on the challenge of Alzheimer’s. The number of individuals faced with this diagnosis continues to grow, and these clips offer a glimmer of heartfelt insight into the experiences many millions of people will soon face.
When the Mind Says Goodbye
Marco Cuevas has a remarkable appreciation for the love between his parents. He has woven a stunning tale of affection, commitment, and grace in this touching portrait of his mother’s final years.
Let this dedicated son take you on a wonderful journey through the romantic past of his parents’ love story. Find out the true meaning of marriage vows, and see in this family the bond that connects the very lucky among us; experience the many blessings this lovely video has to offer. You won’t be sorry.
An Urgent Epidemic
Most educational videos are dry and spiritless. Not so with this creative, compassionate clip on Alzheimer’s disease. Written by David Shenk and distributed as a freebie “pocket” film to promote awareness and advocacy for Alzheimer’s disease, this simple but effective video reminds viewers of this condition’s impact.
By addressing this illness from a societal perspective, the clip offers viewers the chance to understand and appreciate the nature of Alzheimer’s—and its potential to change their own lives in many ways. This is a brief and meaningful informational tool that really connects.
My Sweetheart and Me: an Alzheimer’s Story
Despite the nightly focus on destruction and crime, the news occasionally captures a story worth remembering: a love story. This touching piece follows a loving couple through the wife’s slow decline from Alzheimer’s.
From singing a strong duet to shuffling in silence, the change in loved ones over the course of this illness can break even the hardest hearts. Follow the tale of love and dedication in this stirring news clip on the sweetest of sweethearts.
My Mother and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is truly a worldwide phenomenon, and Ans Tummer’s story of her mother’s illness is proof of that fact. Listen as Ans, a board member of the Netherlands’ affiliate of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research program of the American Health Assistance Foundation, tells the sad but sweet story of her mother.
Everyone affected by a loved one’s Alzheimer’s can relate to the tragedy of lost relationships, talents, and traits. Ans shares a classic but unique tale, offering viewers an inspiring glimpse into the misfortune behind her personal motivation to end Alzheimer’s.
Remember When: Alzheimer’s Story
The startling recognition of Alzheimer’s disease in a loved one is perhaps never so upsetting as when it occurs decades before such a diagnosis may be expected. Early onset Alzheimer’s has been diagnosed in individuals as young as 29, and this poignant clip covers the emotion and pain entangled in such a difficult experience.
Follow this young couple in a touching reenactment of the heartbreaking but precious time spent post-diagnosis. This brief but noteworthy video brings a wonderful credibility and consequence to Ramsjet Films.
Heartache & Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic
Alzheimer’s Long and Costly Goodbye, the first in a series of educational episodes on Alzheimer’s produced by UCTV, offers a documentary-style look at this terrible disease. This high-quality episode offers everything from expert discussion of Alzheimer’s to personal insights from individuals currently experiencing the mental degeneration caused by the disease.
This short video will leave you wanting even more information and interpretation from the people who are most familiar with Alzheimer’s: the unlikely stars of this series. Watch it to gain a deeper understanding of this illness.
Alzheimer’s and Me
YouTube user Lucy shares her personal experiences with her grandfather’s Alzheimer’s in this honest and simple clip. A brief interview with Cliff demonstrates the symptoms of forgetfulness, dependence, and confusion that characterize this terrible disease.
From trying to name his children to hearing his wife’s comments on his childlike needs, you will appreciate this candid portrayal of the nuances of living with a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Created by the Alzheimer’s Association, this incisive and creative animation offers a clear, concise explanation of Alzheimer’s disease. Find out where in the brain this illness originates, and how it progresses.
Follow this clever video as it leads you through the changes brought on by Alzheimer’s, and learn how the disease affects memory storage, speech, and motor skills. For an educational clip, it doesn’t get any better than this!
The Face of Alzheimer’s Disease
This tribute to the Super Mom many of us feel we lose through Alzheimer’s, this loving reflection on the changes wrought by this dreadful disease offers viewers an inspirational take on the rollercoaster of life.
Listen to a loving daughter discuss her mother’s illness, the toll it has taken, and the many gifts it has offered—it just may help you find the gratefulness and grace you need to cope with your own situation. After all, counting our blessings is much more rewarding than numbering our disappointments.
Johnson & Johnson: Alzheimer’s Disease
A touching creation of the Johnson & Johnson Health Channel, this clip on Alzheimer’s disease offers viewers a touching take on this illness. Patients, caregivers, and disease experts put in their two cents about the ups and downs of adjusting to life with Alzheimer’s.
Learn a few stats and see the truth of this illness from a nice variety of perspectives. Your understanding of Alzheimer’s will grow and morph with each mini-interview during this fabulous but brief documentary.
In My Mother’s Eyes
Tom Tripp has created a true work of beauty and poetry in his tribute video to the life of his loving mother. Lyrical and poignant, this son’s description of his mother’s changes and challenges reminds viewers of the importance of the simple things in life.
Enjoy this heartfelt creation. It was crafted with sincerity and appreciation for the example of grace and tenderness offered by so many victims of Alzheimer’s; every viewer is sure to sniffle at least once!
Portrait of an Alzheimer’s Patient
MHR Productions offers a touching look at the time spent with a family member with Alzheimer’s. Filmed by a high school student during his grandfather’s final days at home before entering a specialized care facility, this short documentary takes viewers through the ins and outs of life with Alzheimer’s.
Follow this family as they care for their loved one—from monitoring sleep and shoe selection to cleaning up messes and preventing escapes. Here you will see an honest portrayal of Alzheimer’s, with a dash of humor.
The Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Australia’s Aged Carer offers expert insights on the Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in this brief clip. Listen to clinical neuropsychologist Nicola Gates as she discusses the progression of this alarming condition, and find out what you can expect in terms of a timeline once a loved one is diagnosed.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is never easy, but arming yourself with information on the disease can make it at least a bit more predictable. Understanding what to expect may also make your battle less challenging—find out what you need to know, and start here.
Will Everyone Get Alzheimer’s if They Live Long Enough?
Biology Professor Leonard Guarente and a panel of experts offer their scientific and clinical knowledge in this incisive take on the biochemical nature of Alzheimer’s disease. By discussing the origins and prevalence of Alzheimer’s, these experts give their educated guesses about the possible rate of Alzheimer’s disease in a population that ages to 150 years.
Will everyone get it? Is anyone immune? If so, what is it that protects their brain and memories while others fall prey to this disease in their 60s (or earlier)? Find out in this interesting examination of Alzheimer’s disease.
14 Best Alzheimer's Videos of 2012 Closing
Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people around the world. With the population of senior citizens in the United States increasing dramatically, more and more families will soon face the tragic challenge of this disease. Let these videos move you and speak to your soul.
Allow your compassion to run wild, and take inspiration from these amazing videos. With motivation, dedication, and grounded education from videos like these, we can come together to fight—and end—Alzheimer’s disease.