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Elderly Women

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A compilation of two titles about the health care and living conditions of elderly women. Pills Unlimited: Why do so many elderly women believe in health dispensed from the vast supplies of the pharmacy? Is it possible to convince elderly women that they can eat well, sleep well, and maintain their zest for life, without drugs? In Pills Unlimited, young and old unite in the search for answers to these important questions. From a classroom where students are asked to research the subject to a doctor's office, and from a seniors' centre to a grandmother's apartment, the film explores the growing problem of over-medication of the elderly (28 min. 44 sec.). The Power of Time: Their numbers are constantly growing... the group known as 'older women.' Most live at home, alone and lonely. This isolation, as well as declining physical abilities, makes women who are 65 years and over vulnerable to all kinds of abuse. Adapting to an ever-changing world is a never-ending battle. This film penetrates our mercurial world, focusing on older women of various backgrounds and cultures and how they confront the challenges of advancing age (28 min. 44 sec.).

1996, 57 min 28 s

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