No Thanks, We’re Fine: Supporting Families Living With Dementia (Video)

No Thanks, We’re Fine:

Supporting Families Living With Dementia


A compelling video featuring caregivers to people with dementia appealing to their fellow caregivers to seek support and take respite. Caregivers speak movingly based on their own experiences directly to others like them on the importance of finding information, obtaining home care and other types of in-house assistance, joining support groups, and accessing respite through day programs and overnight guest houses. Caregivers appeal to their peers to obtain assistance right away, not to wait for a crisis to occur and not to be ashamed to get help. The clear message is that no caregiver to loved ones with dementia is a superman or superwoman.

Produced by the Champlain Community Access Centre ( the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County ( and the Champlain Dementia Network ( Directed by the Peabody Award-winning Director Firdaus Kharas of Chocolate Moose Media (

This video may be freely downloaded and used under the terms of the Creative Commons attribution-non-commercial-no derivatives license. Free DVD copies may be requested from the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County by e-mail to:

10 Replies to “No Thanks, We’re Fine: Supporting Families Living With Dementia (Video)”

  1. Providing senior care services for clients that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia presents a unique set of challenges. Thus, service tailored for senior care patients must be structured, well documented and provided by a well-trained, patient caregiver using technology solution such as a caregiver software.

  2. That is very nice. My grandfather had dementia and I’ve decided to do anything possible to help other people get through this. That’s why I and some friends have developed an innovative software solution that provides communication support and interactive games for the elderly and people with dementia.

  3. The video was truly heart warming and inspiring. Caring for someone who suffers dementia takes dedication thus it can be emotionally and physically draining at times so it is really important that there is a support group that they can turn to when needed.

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