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The Aging Brain by
12-episode lecture series that considers the questions: Is old age all doom and gloom? Are we destined for senescence once we're barely out of adolescence?
Publication Date: 2017
This intimate documentary pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home eldercare. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders - and exposes the cracks in a system that is currently failing both.
Caring for Mom & Dad by
Publication Date: 2015
Americans are living longer than ever before. Seventy-five million baby boomers are entering their retirement years at a rate of 10,000 a day. The United States is not prepared for this unprecedented demographic shift, and the question we're now all facing is: who will care for this aging population when they can no longer care for themselves?
Golden Years: Secret Life of Growing Up by
Publication Date: 2017
We’re all living longer—at least one baby born this year will likely reach 150—so what we think of as “old” is changing, and while we’re often told that we can be as young as we feel, science is now proving this has never been truer. We’ll reveal the extraordinary secrets of aging so that you never see “growing old” in the same way again.
Secrets of Centenarians by
Publication Date: 2018
This program introduces viewers to “super” centenarians around the world including Italy, China, and the U.S., revealing their amazingly active and healthy lives. It also looks at attempts to crack the secrets of longevity from every angle, including the medical, nutritional, psychological, environmental, and sociological aspects.
Ten More Good Years: Senior Citizens in the Battle for LGBT Rights by
Publication Date: 2008
Examines the special difficulties that the aging LGBT community faces: lack of resources including social services, loss of longtime partners due to AIDS, poor representation and commitment of governmental agencies, and lack of visibility to the younger LGBT population. Interviews and personal stories of four community elders are shared with the viewer, and positive efforts to address these issues are investigated.