Producer: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) & Terra Nova Films
Release Date: 2009
Item Code: ABPD
Format: DVD
Running Time: 46 Minutes

At The Breaking Point: Emotions And Ethics In Family Caregiving

This new compilation DVD gets to the emotional and ethical core of family caregiving.  It offers short video excerpts, (3- to 8-minutes each) that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer’s on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity. Each excerpt shows real families in the midst of dealing with real challenges. Handled with unprecedented candor, each chapter provides a trigger for further discussion of the topic. Each short video also provides a way to help others acknowledge and address the specific challenges involved in caring for a loved one. The DVD is chaptered for easy access to a specific topic, and can be incorporated into a Power-Point presentation.


  1. A Couple Faces Alzheimer’s
  2. A Family Faces Alzheimer’s: The Nursing Home Decision
  3. Giving Up The Keys: Driving And Dementia
  4. Complaints Of A Dutiful Daughter
  5. The Struggle Over Independence
  6. A Daughter’s Anguish
  7. Dying With Dignity At Home

When you purchase this DVD, 20% of the price supports AGHE.

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