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Caregivers Series

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Almost 3 million Canadians are taking care of someone with chronic health problems, usually an elderly relative. With Caregivers filmmaker Dan Curtis pays homage to their invaluable--but often unacknowledged--contribution to society, and highlights a matter of rapidly growing concern as Canada's baby-boomers tend to their aging relatives. This five-part series delivers a wealth of advice to the growing number of Canadians who find themselves in situations similar to those portrayed. Focusing on the experience of five people in different caregivng situations, the series examines a range of issues--home support services, caring for people with dementia and strokes, caregiver stress and nursing home placement. The London InterCommunity Health Centre, a leader in community health programming, has produced a Caregivers Handbook to accompany the series. The guide is available free of charge from the NFB with any order for Caregivers.

1997, 248 min 33 s

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