The majority of us want to age in our own homes. But what happens when access to the care we need is difficult to come by? Family, friends may have moved away — or passed away. Others may be overwhelmed by the task.
Whether they are family members or professional caregivers, taking care of an aging loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other diseases can be a daunting task. There are no easy solutions. These films offer some insights.
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CADA PASO DEL CAMINO
We learned about this film through the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA). Produced by AARP, Cada Paso del Camino (Every Step of the Way) is a sensitive and moving short documentary about Latino families caring for their elder loved ones who can no longer look after themselves.
In Spanish with English subtitles. Well worth the watch.
CARE: The Documentary
Home caregivers are often unsung heroes who work long hours, are underpaid and face the challenges of caring for their own families in their “off hours.” Cynthia Dagnal-Myron of the Huffington Post said the feature-length documentary, Care, directed by Deirdre Fishel and produced by Tony Heriza, “Tells a powerful tale of dedication … through the eyes of workers and clients caught in our woefully inadequate home health care system.”
Click the play button on left to watch the trailer. To learn more about the film, please go to Care Documentary.