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Bill is a visionary leader in the online Changing Aging movement and a world-renowned authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare. Bill is founder of two movements to reshape long-term care globally – The Eden Alternative and Green House Project.

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  1. Robyn
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    In addition to Iris and Amour (both excellent films), here are a few more for your review. (Ikiru and Shower are not really caregiver-related; they’re good films about aging though).

    Away From Her
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491747/

    The Savages
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775529/

    Ikiru
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044741/

    Shower
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215369/

    These last two are documentaries. I’m sure you’ve already seen the Frontline. And perhaps also the Brave Old World? It’s primarily a website. But there are some short docs on it that are good. I discovered the site from The New Old Age blog.

    Frontline: “Living Old”
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/livingold/

    Brave Old World
    Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    http://columbia.news21.com/2010/
    http://columbia.news21.com/2010/

  2. stuart greenbaum
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    “More Than Me” is a documentary about former SNL castmember Jim Breuer’s cross-country comedy tour with his 84-year old father along for the ride. Breuer’s introduction to caregiving was incredibly inspiring.

    http://longevityrules.blogspot.com/2012/11/breuer-documentary-more-than-me-to.html

  3. Isabel
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    Dr. Bill, The Sandwich Generation documentary reminds me of my family and is really telling of what caregiving is like, how precious a gift and how extremely tiring it can be. Even though I don’t live with my grandma now, just juggling a new baby, helping to keep her company, work and more, it is alot. But, with that said, I am so glad for the opportunity to love my grandma. =)

  4. Rayne
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    Iris to me was one of the most moving depictions of Care. Recently saw the French film Amour – astounding portrayal of true, deep loving care.

  5. Karen D. Austin
    Karen D. Austin at | | Reply

    The Forgetting on PBS, which is based on the book by the same name. It follows a handful of people through various stages of Alzheimer’s. http://www.pbs.org/theforgetting/

  6. Martha Stettinius (@InsideDementia)
    Martha Stettinius (@InsideDementia) at | | Reply

    I like this short video of a mother and daughter: http://soulbiographies.com/a-life-beyond/

    If you were looking for MEMOIRS about the unvarnished caregiving experience, I recommend several under the Resources section of my book’s website, http://www.insidedementia.com.

    –author, “Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir”

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