Patient and Family Education
The Northern New England Geriatric Education Center, as well as the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, are both partnered with and housed within the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, located at 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH 03766. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center provides older adults, families, and community members with information, education, and support to help them live healthier and more informed lives. We highly encourage you to learn more about the Aging Resource Center, both in person and on the web by clicking here: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/aging_resource_center.html
Below is a three part video series, produced in collaboration by the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, designed to provide practical education on dementia. The series illustrates the three "phases" patients typically go through; early stage, middle stage, and late stage; as well as the symptoms and issues typically presented at each phase. The video follows a couple, Mark and Jill, after Mark was recently diagnosed with Dementia.
The first video is entitled "The Journey Begins", and highlights issues associated with early stage dementia and diagnosis.
The second video, "The Journey Continues", continues to follow Mark and Jill as Mark's Dementia has progressed.
"The Journey's End" focuses on the last stage of Dementia, and touches on issues with end of life care.