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Producer: Innovative Caregiving Resources
Item Code: VR/MMM
Format: VHS
Running Time: 40

Video Respite: Movement, Music and Memories

The Video Respite Series lets your residents or clients with Alzheimer’s disease enjoy the interactive, therapeutic benefits of Video Respite. Featuring simulated interchanges with visiting friends, this highly engaging video series provides opportunities for singing, movement and conversation for viewers in moderate to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Based on extensive research, these programs are proven to calm agitation and reduce self-limiting behavior.

Flexible enough to be used almost anywhere a television or videotape player is available, the videos are perfect for a variety of settings including adult day centers, clinics, hospitals, support group meetings, long term care facilities and even home use. Brief, to-the-point instruction booklets accompany each video to help ensure the most effective results.

In Movement, Music and Memories Cathy shares stories and songs from childhood and encourages viewers in some simple movements along with some favorite songs of the past like ‘Ring Around the Rosie’. Gentle stretching is encouraged by remembering what it is like picking apples ‘In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree’. Viewers are invited to share a game of kickball with a cute boy by kicking their own feet. An appearance by a lamb is another wonderful addition to remembering a favorite childhood song ‘Mary had a Little Lamb’. Familiar songs like ‘Let Me Call You Sweetheart’, ‘My Grandfather’s Clock, and ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ are also included with appropriate movements.

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