FRONTLINE: Living Old DVD

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Item #: WB4152
Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer and healthier lives, but this new longevity has also had unintended consequences. For millions of Americans, living longer also means chronic illness and a physical decline. Just as the need for care is rising, the number of available caregivers is dwindling. With a healthcare system overburdened, many fear ... More
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Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer and healthier lives, but this new longevity has also had unintended consequences. For millions of Americans, living longer also means chronic illness and a physical decline. Just as the need for care is rising, the number of available caregivers is dwindling. With a healthcare system overburdened, many fear that we are on the threshold of a major crisis in care.

Producer: Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky
Production Year: 2006
Discs: 1
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Linda L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The caretaker
Review by Linda L. on 07/17/20 review stating The caretaker
Everything on aging is addressed through the trials of the care taker. What about the older adult who is alone and has no caretaker. What kind of planning or future is there?
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Jennice
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A real discussion-starter
Review by Jennice on 07/17/20 review stating A real discussion-starter
Oh my goodness, what a great documentary. I watched this with my sis (were both over 65) and we loved every moment. And it gave us the perfect opportunity to pause it and discuss and decide what were going to do before we get older. I higly recommend that young folks watch it too. So, when will there be Vol II?
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Bobbi
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Emotional, Insightful, Helpful
Review by Bobbi on 07/17/20 review stating Emotional, Insightful, Helpful
In a clear, direct, kind style, this is a film for the caregivers of elders to learn more communication techniques, insights to the minds of those we can only hope to completely know,and tips for reasonable goals when advocating for healthcare desires. Start a family or class discussion with these participants as they live the realities.
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Cj
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Good resource for and about elders
Review by Cj on 07/17/20 review stating Good resource for and about elders
I plan to use this in a course on Gerontology. It is a realistic, unvarnished view of the challenges and opportunities of growing older.


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