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Caring for Your Parents


This documentary analyzes the various aspects of life that change as people reach an advanced enough age that their adult children must care for them. The movie profiles five families who have faced this situation.
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This documentary analyzes the various aspects of life that change as people reach an advanced enough age that their adult children must care for them. The movie profiles five families who have faced this situation.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Filmmaker Michael Kirk sits down with caregiving experts Hugh Delehanty and Elinor Ginzler, co-authors of the book Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide, to continue the conversation about caring; Access to the Caring for Your Parents web site which includes downloadable resources such as the Caregiver's Handbook: A Companion Resources for Caring for Your Parents; A printable Conversation Booklet to help adult children begin a comfortable and healthy dialogue with their elderly parents
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2008
  • UPC: 783421425699
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,720

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Michael Kirk Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Laurie Donnelly Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Caring for Your Parents
1. Introduction [1:40]
2. Joyce, Bert & Mac: Now You Take Care of Them [5:31]
3. Lorraine & Charlotte: Look How Far You've Come! [4:39]
4. Priscilla & Happy: A One-Person Retirement Home [4:43]
5. Thelma & Maria: Payback for What She Gave Me [5:38]
6. Ricardo, Nelly & Raul: Getting Back the Years [7:29]
7. Joyce, Bert & Mac: A Load Off My Shoulders [3:57]
8. Lorraine & Charlotte: She's Depending on Me [6:01]
9. Priscilla & Happy: Watch Over Me [4:49]
10. Maria & Thelma: State of Mind [4:52]
11. Lorraine & Charlotte: Why Didn't You Tell Me to Duck? [4:48]
12. Ricardo, Nelly & Raul: I'm the One Who Knows [4:52]
13. Joyce, Bert & Mac: It Just Fell to Me [2:40]
14. Priscilla & Happy: The Beginnings and the Ends [2:37]
15. Lorraine & Charlotte: A Spiritual Connection [4:39]
16. Joyce, Bert & Mac: A Fragile Ecosystem [2:28]
17. Thelma & Maria: I'm the Glue [5:12]
18. Ricardo, Nelly & Raul: It Is What It Is [4:04]
19. Conclusion: Transformative Moments [3:53]
20. A Conversation About Caring [30:05]
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Disc #1 -- Caring for Your Parents
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      Play Filmmaker Michael Kirk's Conversation With Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide Co-Authors Hugh Delehanty and Elinor Ginzler
      DVD-ROM Features
   Accessibility Options
   Other Products of Interest
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