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This video gets to the emotional and ethical core of family caregiving. It offers short video excerpts, (3- to 8-minutes each) that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity. Each excerpt shows real families in the midst of dealing with real challenges. The video also provides a way to help others acknowledge and address the specific challenges involved in caring for a loved one.

Running Time
48 mins
Nb videos
7 videos included

Comments (2)

Anonymous picture

This video shows how hard it is to make the decision to put a parent or loved one in a home. It is difficult because they do need assistance and they probably don't want to feel like a burden but at the same time they don't want to lose the dignity of providing for themselves.

Anonymous picture

I think this video is very eye opening about how dementia can affect not only the patient but about everyone around you. It is also interesting to see how the patients mind works as they are reaching the end. They begin to not want food and water and feel peace.