MPBN's "Caring for the Caregiver" is an Emmy-nominated documentary highlighting the difficulties of caring for loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer's disease
The scourge of Alzheimers and other forms of adult dementia is an acute source of concern not just for patients, but also those suddenly thrust into the role of primary caregiver for an aging spouse, parent or grandparent. MPBN has produced a half-hour television special, as well as a unique Web presence, examining the issues and questions surrounding the care of loved ones who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The program is hosted by MPBN's Suzanne Nance and produced by Dan Lambert, who has first-hand experience as the primary caregiver for his ailing mother, who suffers from advanced-stage dementia. Weaving interviews with health experts caring for Alzheimer’s patients with the personal experiences of Mainers who have suddenly found themselves dealing with the gradual, painful loss of a loved one, “Caring for the Caregiver” is designed for anyone who is now or who may one day need to confront this difficult reality.