Four million people in America now suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and with the aging of the Boomers, the prevalence of Alzheimer's is expected to double within the next decade. Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is one of the most difficult of all caregiving roles.
This video profiles three stories, among them a young physician and newlywed in Staten Island and a sandwich-generation family in Arizona. Learn how to prepare for and live alongside this illness.
The groundbreaking PBS special And Thou Shalt Honor series brings to light the challenges facing today's caregivers. The struggles and rewards of caregiving are given equal treatment in this incisive and thoughtful series. Sensitively hosted by Joe Mantegna, the purpose of the program is to promote awareness of the issue, promote awareness of the needs of caregivers and promote discussion of the importance of the issue before it becomes a national crisis. The program is meant to be a lightening rod to rally support, raise awareness, and energise a movement to change the fate of caregivers in this country.
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