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What are some other TV shows like Full House and Brady Bunch? She believes the people can see her and hear her. She will only watch the same show all day and night (which I buy on DVDs) until eventually I can not stand it any more and I switch her to another show. There are SOOOO few she will accept though. She loves Full House because of the baby in it. Little House on the Prarie has too much drama. I have tried Family Affair, Waltons, Wonder Years, Golden Girls (which she loved years ago but not now), and I can't even think of what else....Gilligan's Island..... None of them have babies though and I think the baby is the hook with her. Are there any other shows anyone can think of that have a baby or babies in it? Shows like Baby Daddy are too much of "adult humor" for her.

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Animal planet has nonstop animal shows. Who doesn't love baby animals and funny dog videos??
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I'm 62 and will be heading for senior housing soon. I gave the current complex I live in quite a fright because I was watching a scary movie on TV, a Dracula movie, that had a bat on it, and the bat looked like it was going to fly out of my TV set and into my living room! I screamed, and we had the police come by; I just very nicely told them I was watching a scary movie on TV.
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Teletubbies lol
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Bewitched, maybe? Full House? I think that there are videos of babies only, and I know there are videos for children with puppies and kittens.
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Google "thisblewmymind" just found it mtself some unbelievable videos out there!
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Muppets or Sesame Street maybe?
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Caililou on PBS is a good show for mom as is "Thomas and friends" on PBS
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I thought " touched by an Angel" positive story lines --- but mom says she doesn't like stories that make her think of dying...Angels = dying to her... to me it seems comforting to her scary...
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Hey I discovered the Beethoven Movies...although mom found the first one a little scary because of the guy testing drug reactions on the dogs (boy is that a sore subject with seniors - as they often feel that drs. are just testing meds on them)...but the slap stick stuff and cute dogs and kids made them a hit and Mom actually stayed awake to find out what happened...so she could follow the story line....Yeah!
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Do you have or can you get Netflix? They actually have a ton of children's shows both animated and not. Some of the cartoons (like 'Oscar's Oasis from France) have no dialogue and are similar to the 'Roadrunner". Before my Mom died this past Jan., she used to watch many children's movies and cartoons, now my granddaughter does. Some good ones are 'Yakari' (about a native american boy who can talk to animals) and children's Tv series. It's relatively cheap per month and would have great options for you and her. Blessings, Lindaz.
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Yogagirl, I wouln't even watch the shining.
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Funny, Sendme! I like your sense of humor. Anything that you wouldn't let little kids watch is probably too disturbing for our parents with varying stages of dementia. The Shining, that was scary.
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My mom likes the Little Couple (no one gets hurt and there are kids). We usually watch on Hulu or amazon or netflix as the seasons are so short. Perry Mason is always good...and except the victim, no one else gets hurt. She also likes Ironside, when it is on.

Mom has problems with some of the commercials, doesn't realize it is a commercial and can't figure out how it goes with the show. Sometimes that is why I prefer to watch on Amazon...no commercials!
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Sometimes, it isn't the show she is watching. If she thinks they can see her, hear her, that is severe suffering, paranoia. Ask the doctor for the right meds to calm her. So sorry she has that symptom. The symptom can generalize to other issues. You are so caring to try to give her helpful things to watch. If it bothers
you because it is repetitive, get her extension earphones, then when the show ends, redirect her to another activity. The game Score four helps cognition. Can she play games?
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How about "Full House" It had the Olsen twins when they were cute little girls.
There used to be a cute show called "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" with Bill Bixby. "Highway to Heaven" with Michael Landon.
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Rosemary's Baby? Sorry, lol, don't get that one. Ooops.
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Musicals? Except my favorite, "The Sound of Music" has nazi bad guys chasing after the family VonTrapp singers as they escape over the Austrian mountains on foot, singing.
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I would limit t.v., get instructional DVD's so you can choose the show, then it ends, no scary commercials.
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Andy Williams, Iiked that show, way back when the Jackson Five were real, and Donny & Marie Osmond sang: "I'm a little bit country, and he's a whole lot of
rock n'roll.
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And don't forget, Lawrence Welk!
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Cooking shows.
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What about nature documentaries, especially ones with beautiful scenery such as the ocean documentaries? They're true, but they don't really have a story line. I find them very relaxing. But stay away from the global warming ones.
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Maybe some shows like Carol Burnett or Ed Sullivan? I did a google search on sitcoms from the 1960s, sure was a trip down memory lane! What about Lassie or Mr Ed, perhaps animals might be as good as babies?
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freqflyer, I love those shows! Nostalgia from when we were kids, I guess. I also secretly enjoy Bonanza, Mary Tyler Moore, and All In the Family. I stay up late to watch Perry Mason reruns, love Columbo. My parents enjoy these and Law And Order, too. Dad loves Jerry Orbach in the older episodes.
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Yogagirl, while visiting my Mom at long term care, someone had the main TV in the sitting room on a news channel. One of the employees said she was going to change the station because any of the national 24 hour news news networks [Fox, CNN, MSNBC, HLN, CNBC] upset those who have dementia. I found that very interesting to know.

I love watching the old game shows "What's My Line", "I've Got a Secret", "Super Password", "Let's Make a Deal" [the old one] which are on BUZZR channel.
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Oldie sitcoms are good. Definitely not CNN. My parents would watch CNN all day and mom thought the fires were near her house and ran out in the middle of the street to look for the firemen. The news really upsets her.
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Not, NCIS, Law and Order or anything else of the sort. My mom too, thought tv was real so, naturally mom would get panic worried thet her children were ok. Keep the tv shows short and light. The old stuff mentioned above is best. My mom just was not able to process the difference between tv and life.
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Another good show to watch is the Suite Life of Zach and Cody. I would call the actors who played Zach and Cody my two bad boys; they are now twentysomethings; I would always watch this with my nephew and can stream it on my computer or my Android
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"Everybody Loves Raymond" in the first couple of seasons the twins in the show were 1 or 2 years old.
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The only one I can think of that is on TV right now is "Modern Family" where two of the families in the show had babies. The gay couple had adopted a baby at birth and it was funny watching how two guys were dealing with having a baby, I believe that was around Season 1 which is in reruns on cable. This show has been on for a few years now. Another family in the show has a baby, which is a toddler now.
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