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No Thanks, We're Fine: Supporting Families Living With Dementia

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Published on Sep 13, 2011

A compelling video featuring caregivers to people with dementia appealing to their fellow caregivers to seek support and take respite. Caregivers speak movingly based on their own experiences directly to others like them on the importance of finding information, obtaining home care and other types of in-house assistance, joining support groups, and accessing respite through day programs and overnight guest houses. Caregivers appeal to their peers to obtain assistance right away, not to wait for a crisis to occur and not to be ashamed to get help. The clear message is that no caregiver to loved ones with dementia is a superman or superwoman.

Produced by the Champlain Community Access Centre (www.champlain.ccac-ont.ca) the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (www.alzheimer.ca/ottawa) and the Champlain Dementia Network (www.champlaindementia.org). Directed by the Peabody Award-winning Director Firdaus Kharas of Chocolate Moose Media (www.chocmoose.com).

This video may be freely downloaded and used under the terms of the Creative Commons attribution-non-commercial-no derivatives license. Free DVD copies may be requested from the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County by e-mail to: info@asorc.org

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