Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber the young. CARING FOR MOM & DAD explores the emotional, health and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day. Buy the DVD »
Trailer: Caring for Mom & Dad
Watch the trailer for CARING FOR MOM & DAD. The full documentary is now available to stream online.
Why We Caregive
Caregivers discuss the joys and challenges of caring for their aging parents.
Anthony: No Longer Alone
When Anthony's mother, Odester, developed Alzheimer's, Anthony had to learn to accept help.
Rochelle: My Little Ladies
Rochelle, whose mother Odester suffers from Alzheimer's, relies on a support group of women.
Shanna: Family is Family
When her mother Chris was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Shanna decided to move her family back home to care for Chris.
Nicole: VA Telesavvy Eases the Emotional Ride
Nicole, a working caregiver, uses online resources like VA Telesavvy to assist her in providing care for her father.
Jane: Finding Peace with My Mom
Journalist and author Jane Gross discusses how her relationship with her mother changed for the better towards the end of her mother's life.
Carissa: Make Them Proud
Carissa remains close to her grandmother despite Estella's declining health.
Jake & Sam: She’s the Oldest Person I Know
Eleven-year-olds Jake and Sam spend time with their grandmother, who is over one hundred years of age.
Laney: Her Wingwoman
Laney supports her mom Mary Ellen, a working caregiver whose mother has been diagnosed with dementia.
Caregiving can change the nature of relationships between siblings.
From the Experts
Patricia Mulvey & Debbie Ratner: Geriatric Care Managers
Patricia Mulvey and Debbie Ratner of Jewish Home Lifecare discuss the benefits of involving geriatric care managers into the caregiving process.
Ai-jen Poo & Sarita Gupta: Caring Across Generations
Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta, co-directors of Caring Across Generations, discuss the challenges our nation faces as the population ages.
Dan Reingold: Tips for Caregivers
Dan Reingold, President and CEO of Hebrew Home at Riverdale, discusses the aging crisis, and what caregivers can do.
Technology: A Caregiver's Ally
Technology-based solutions and resources can help caregivers.
Nicole: Overnight Solutions
Overnight care can support working caregivers like Nicole, whose father developed dementia.
Emory’s Workplace: More Support, Better Employees
Emory University employees discuss how Emory supports them in balancing their caregiving duties with their work.
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