Conversations with Caregivers
A series of short videos that offers practical advice from real family caregivers who care for persons with dementia.

Caregiving for someone with dementia requires creative problem solving and trial-and-error to figure out how to best support, communicate with and protect the person. Some caregivers have discovered really effective strategies, and we want to share their approaches with you!

The Conversations with Caregivers series of short videos offers practical advice from real family caregivers who care for persons with dementia; a general term for diseases that cause the gradual loss of ability to think, communicate and live independently. These videos are intended to help viewers manage common caregiving challenges; nevertheless, the content will not apply to every situation. Please seek professional medical advice for questions and concerns about your or your loved one’s medical condition.

Members of our team at UCSF worked with three families and filmmaker Keith Moreau to produce Conversations with Caregivers. You can watch below or on YouTube at bit.do/conversationswithcaregivers. These videos were produced with support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and Tideswell at UCSF in partnership with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. They were made possible by the generosity of the families who agreed to be filmed.

Series Introduction

Acceptance

Activities

Introduction to Support Groups

Support Groups In Action

Balancing Safety & Independence

Meals

Playing Along

Patience & Preparation

Helping with Dental Hygiene