As part of the BBC Headroom campaign,
Video Nation looks at how Alzheimer's Disease affects both those diagnosed
and the people who care for them.
This series of short films, sees contributors
talking about how they come to terms with Alzheimer's, how it shapes their
daily lives and what they do to deal with the disease and improve their
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16 December 2008 MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU Bill Wilson
Bill found it very difficult to accept he had Alzheimer’s, but he has
developed a positive outlook on his condition by becoming an ambassador
for the Alzheimer’s Society.
16 December 2008 PURSUING MY PASSIONS Brian Ratcliff
After tests uncovered that Brian had Alzheimer’s he had to retire early from work. He has learnt to keep busy with his passion for photography and all things Italian.
11 December 2008 RUNNING MY LIFE Elaine and Mick Moody
When Elaine was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s it was a huge blow to her and her husband Mick. In response to her news Elaine took up running and feels it has helped.
16 December 2008 MY MISSION Robin and Dol Wilson
Robin was completely devastated when his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He knew he couldn’t put Dol in a home and took on the role of caring for her himself.
22 December 2008 YOU ARE NOT ALONE Paul and Elsie Milwright
Elsie was diagnosed with memory problems in September 2006. Her husband and carer, Paul, receives help from various organisations and speaks highly of the support available.