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From the Fanlight Collection
At the Breaking Point: Emotions And Ethics In Family Caregiving
Produced by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education & Terra Nova Films
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This new compilation DVD 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. Handled with unprecedented candor, each chapter provides a trigger for further discussion of the topic. Each short video also provides a way to help others acknowledge and address the specific challenges involved in caring for a loved one. The DVD is chaptered for easy access to a specific topic and include:

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1. A Couple Faces Alzheimer's

2. A Family Faces Alzheimer's: The Nursing Home Decision

3. Giving Up The Keys: Driving And Dementia

4. Complaints Of A Dutiful Daughter

5. The Struggle Over Independence

6. A Daughter's Anguish

7. Dying With Dignity At Home


46 minutes / color
Release: 2009
Copyright: 2009
Sale: $149

Subject areas:
Aging, Death and Dying, Family Relations, Fanlight Collection, Health Care Issues, Health Issues

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Learning To Speak Alzheimer's: Applying the basic concepts of habilitation the video shows how to create a suitable environment in which the person can lead a quality life through proactive adjustments.

Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out: Through the stories of eight people with Alzheimer's disease, this touching video gives viewers a real and vivid sense of what it's like to experience the early stages of progressive memory loss.

Alzheimer's & African Americans: Echoes from the Past: Examines the high incidence of Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans, through the experiences of families who are providing care for a loved one, with everyday living advice from health professionals.

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