Caregivers is a moving HBO documentary about the lives of five family caregivers who are caring for spouses or parents with Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's and other dementias are devastating diseases that affect far too many people. In the U.S., 1 in 9 people age 65+ has Alzheimer’s.
These courageous caregivers are brave enough to share their struggles, talk about what life was like before the disease, and discuss how they handle the ups and downs.
Caregivers talk about the challenges
In the film, five amazing women and men openly discuss their personal challenges in dealing with the changes in their loved ones, their own health issues, and their feelings of loss and frustration. They also share their coping techniques – including staying in the present and appreciating the little things.
Two seniors with Alzheimer’s share their experiences too
We also get to hear directly from two people who have Alzheimer’s. They talk about the changes in their brains, what they’ve lost, and how they cope and stay positive.
Hearing about their experiences helps us all get a better understanding of what it feels like to have the disease and how even simple things can be a struggle.