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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 »

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Why We Caregive profile

Why We Caregive

Caregivers discuss the joys and challenges of caring for their aging parents.

Caregiver Profiles

Anthony: No Longer Alone

Anthony: No Longer Alone

When Anthony's mother, Odester, developed Alzheimer's, Anthony had to learn to accept help.

Rochelle: My Little Ladies

Rochelle: My Little Ladies

Rochelle, whose mother Odester suffers from Alzheimer's, relies on a support group of women.

Shanna: Family is Family

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: Telesavvy Eases the Emotional Ride

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

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: Make Them Proud

Carissa remains close to her grandmother despite Estella's declining health.

Jake and Sam

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.

Sibling Dynamics

Sibling Dynamics

Caregiving can change the nature of relationships between siblings.

From the Experts

Geriatric Care Managers

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

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

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.

Overnight Solutions

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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