and Alternative Television
Television viewing is generally not an advisable activity for people with memory disorders. To enjoy a movie, for example, one must remember the beginning when the end is reached. Sit-coms are generally meaningless, and other programming can be hard to follow, violent, or just irrelevant.
Old movies and recordings of old TV programs are a preferable alternative to newer releases, since the individual may remember seeing the show, and because themes, plots, etc. were simpler.
We also have a number of Exercise Videos that offer age and ability appropriate exercise for this aging population. Exercise is recognized as one of the single most important factors in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
We display a short video clip of most of our nature DVDs to help you select the one(s) that are just right. These clips are toward the bottom of the product page for each video. Once you click on, for example, Butterflies and Flowers from the catagory page, you will be taken to the page that displays and describes that DVD. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the video and click on the video player to watch (and listen to) the segment. If you don't see a video player at the bottom of the page, you are probably browsing with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Microsoft has taken it upon itself to decide what you should and should not see on the internet. On some versions of Internet Explorer you might see a small, inconspicuous window at the bottom of your monitor asking if you want to "allow blocked content", and a button to push if you do. Push this button to view the video clips. A better solution would be to use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, instead of Internet Explorer. More and more people are finding one of those alternative to be preferable to IE. Otherwise, feel free to call 877/300.3021 and we will help you to set your browser to view the video clips. The catagory pages for Sentimental DVDs and Video Respite also have a short video at the top of the page that helps explain the videos in that category. Same problem, same suggestions for solution.
In Spanish, Maria invites viewers to sing along with old favorite songs relating to childhood memories, friends, parents and fun-filled festivals. Includes light hand and arm exercises.
This DVD is in Spanish
- La Cocaracha
- Alla En Rancho Grande
- Cielito Lindo
Becky recalls and prepares for a Fourth of July celebration. Memories about the American flag, marching bands and parades. Even Becky's cat joins in on the patriotic visit.
Songs Include:Learn More
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
- It's A Grand Old Flag
- Yankee Doodle
- Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Winner of the 1997 National Health Information GOLD Award
The All Sitting Workout is an energetic, balanced workout done completely seated. Because many of Mary Ann's viewers have health concerns which may make standing difficult, she offers seated routines that accomplish the stretching and strengthening benefits for which she is so well known.
- Seated Warm-Up: 4:05
- Seated Circulation Exercises: 6:50
- Seated Cane Routine: 2:40
- Seated Finger/Towel Exercises: 2:20
- Seated Ball Routine: 3:05
- Seated Cool-Down/Stretch: 7:20
- Seated Visual Relaxation: 3:00Learn More
Bring the delights of the garden into your home or office with this refreshing DVD of butterflies and flowers.
Enjoy both tropical and temperate butterflies and flowers on 5 great tracks. Films are complemented by relaxing music and two tracks of longer, slowly-changing images are accompanied by natural sounds.
The DVD is programmed with many different playback features, so you can play one track continuously, play all the films with music, play just those with natural sounds or play everything on the DVD in a continuous loop.
Different tracks have different types of flowers and include wonderful passion flowers, romantic roses, bright yellow sunflowers, and daisies in a natural meadow setting.
Every butterfly, caterpillar, dragonfly, bee and blossom was filmed with HD cameras for stunning picture quality and amazing detail.
Enjoy the fascinating behavior of the butterflies as they dance around the blossoms and drink from the flowers’ sweet nectar. Watch how a bee collects pollen from the fragile beauty of a rare passion flower and marvel at the different species of colorful flowers including romantic roses, bright yellow sunflowers, and daisies in a natural meadow setting.Learn More
Tailored for African-Americans, this video looks back on celebrations, church picnics and warm family gatherings. All this is highlighted by good old home cooking and familiar, traditional songs.
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- Go Tell It On The Mountain
- Amazing Grace
- Lift Every Voice And Sing
A beautiful blend of colourful coral, exotic fish and tropical aquariums to relax and refresh you.
Coral Tranquility is a DVD of beautiful images from many remarkable and award-winning aquariums, and includes:
- A three-part film offering the viewer a mellow mix of colourful coral and exotic fish set to the soothing and inspiring music of composer Simon Daum.
- A unique 11 minute track which takes you on a slow 'Journey Across the Reef' showing many different species of fish and coral in a wonderful, underwater world.
- Beautiful, slowly-changing close-up images on a 'Soothing Scenes' track.
- Plus 2 great tanks to turn your TV into two realistic tropical aquariums.All have continuous play functions for total relaxation and can be played with music or natural sea sounds. Learn More
Dawn, her baby, and others share early memories of growing up in Canada. Stories of important Canadian events such as Expo '67 and hockey night are remembered. There’s a visit from Dawn’s brother dressed in his hockey uniform.
- London Bridge
- Frere Jacques
- Rock-a-Bye Baby
- O, Canada
- When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' AlongLearn More
Flamingos & Waterbirds was filmed in and around the Regional Nature Park of the Camargue, in the Rhône delta in Southern France.
See breathtaking views from high peaks coated with heavenly white snow and go inside glaciers for chillingly beautiful scenes of ice grottos. Surround yourself with frozen waterfalls and wonder at the melting ice sculptures made by Mother Nature herself.
The DVD has 3 relaxing films, set to calming music, showing graceful flamingos and many different species of waterbirds in their natural habitat from dawn through to sunset.
Five more tracks use the natural sounds: Four Natural Decoration tracks show Egrets at a peaceful lake, flamingos wading in blue water, a lake full of birds at the end of the day and a beautiful twilight lagoon. A further track of Soothing Scenes has slowly changing images.
Choose a track and it will play continuously or use the Play All function to play each film in turnLearn More