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.