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Alzheimer's Disease


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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 situations.

More about the BBC Headroom campaign.

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If you need advice on mental health issues call BBC Headroom's dedicated helpline on 0800 0933 193. Calls are free from a BT landline - other operators and mobile phone lines may incur a cost.   Or browse these recommended contacts.




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16 December 2008
MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
Bill Wilson
2.00 mins
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.




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16 December 2008
PURSUING MY PASSIONS
Brian Ratcliff
1.38 mins
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.




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11 December 2008
RUNNING MY LIFE
Elaine and Mick Moody
2.00 mins
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.




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16 December 2008
MY MISSION
Robin and Dol Wilson
2.00 mins
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.




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22 December 2008
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Paul and Elsie Milwright
2.00 mins
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.


 

 


 



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