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Producer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Havard University
Release Date: 2006
Item Code: ADSD
Format: DVD
Running Time: 48 minutes

Adults with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide for Caregivers

With the current growth in life expectancy for persons with Down syndrome and a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, this timely and informative video will help professional and family caregivers to understand the changes Alzheimer’s can cause in memory, communication, and behavior. It provides effective strategies caregivers can use to provide care and support while encouraging autonomy and self esteem-during the early, middle, and late stages.

Also interspersed throughout, is the real story of Jim Gillis, a man with Down syndrome and later, Alzheimer’s. Shared by his mother, Ann, Jim’s story documents the progression of changes from onset to late-stage Alzheimer’s.

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