1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
    My wife can no longer understand most current TV programs and certainly not any modern films. Tonight we watched an old Norman Wisdom film (a stitch in time) and lo and behold she understood and really enjoyed it. We had a nice evening and a good laugh for once.
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    John cannot follow a plot but two films he enjoyed recently were " Naked Gun" which is just silly and "oh what a lovely war" which is touching, silly and has good songs. The latter gave him a few moments to talk of the history involved but it swiftly moves past that and on to the next scenario. The finer points of the politics of course escaped him.
  3. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    North East Lincs
    Thanks for this Thread Alan. You have started me thinking about how we can use our video player again. Lots of videos around that are being virtually given away.
  4. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    Brixham Devon
    Pete went through a stage of watching Natural History documentaries and nothing else-but at least they kept him occupied. All was well until he thought the big cats/rhinos etc were going to attack him.:(

    I'm glad your wife enjoyed the films-long may it last. Perhaps look out for 'oldies' that are given away with some of the weekend papers?

    Take care

    Lyn T XX
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    I bought DVDs of Only Fools and Horses and Dad`s Army for my husband , also some by Andrea Bocelli . They helped him through when the actual programmes were too difficult for him to follow.

    He would start laughing at the comedies even before anyone said a word.
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    Strangely Bill will watch any film or TV programme.
  7. meme

    meme Registered User

    Aug 29, 2011
    My mother used to love watching "The African Queen" any time it was on tv and she had it on tape also! Lovely to hear you both laughed at Norman Wisdom. I saw Dennis Wheatleys "The Devil Rides" out on the horror channel a few evenings ago, it was very good.
  8. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    William travelled a lot until it got too much for him. So he loved travel documentaries. All the Michael Palin ones. But as he also loved history, he also loved one called Around the World in 80 Treasures - can't remember the guy's name, although I could have nearly recited it! - it was a box set. And he loved nature and wildlife documentaries too. We had a huge collection of dvds - all the BBC ones. And he really enjoyed James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small - I got a complete box set of that for him. He loved it, and could understand that.

    I also got recordings & dvds of music stars that he loved or would have been familiar with from his youth. John McCormack, who he remembered his grandparents playing, and Frank Patterson, the Irish Tenor. Kept him happily occupied every evening, as long as I sat with him and watched too.

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