Nostalgia is more than a feeling. It might also be a beneficial addition to a memory care regimen (and memory loss treatment as well). Old films from the 1930s and 1940s function as time capsules, transporting seniors back in time. Their old memories, as well as the emotional ties that go with them, will be resurrected. Watching these great films in groups is also a terrific way to socialize.
In this post, we will discuss the best movies to watch for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease.
Choosing the Right Movies
Memory care movies can evoke memories of the characters, the tale, or even the individuals who watch the movie with us. That is why movies for aging adults with Alzheimer’s disease are so beneficial; movies may assist caretakers and their loved ones build bonds.
An excellent movie may lift a person’s spirits and make them more inclined to interact with others. It can also assist to bridge the age gap by providing something for grandkids and grandparents to enjoy together. So, how do you pick the best movie or TV show for someone with Alzheimer’s disease? Movies that are excellent to watch include:
- The film is under 2 hours long
- Exciting and upbeat
- Not overly violent, and no signs of major disease or death
- The narrative is simple, and there aren’t too many characters
- The 1940s
- The Wizard of Oz
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- The 1950s
- Calamity Jane
- Guys and Dolls
- I love Lucy
- Singin’ in the Rain
- The 1960s
- The Sound of Music
- West Side Story
- The Andy Griffith Show
- The 1970s
- Paint Your Wagon
- The Waltons
- The 1990s
- Grumpy Old Men
- Multi Decade TV Shows
- Leave it to Beaver aired between 1957 and 1963
- Bonanza was a television program that aired from 1959 until 1973
- The Carol Burnett Show aired from 1967 through 1978
- The Lawrence Welk Show aired from 1955 through 1982
Reality TV shows are very simple to follow for aging adults with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Dancing With the Stars, American Pickers and American Idol do not have an ongoing narrative, making them simple forms of entertainment for everyone. Ambient films may potentially be of interest to Alzheimer’s patients. “A Fishy DVD,” which displays the colorful and intriguing life of fish in an aquarium, is an example of an ambient film.
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