Dementia Caregiving At The Movies

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“Big…red…pillow!” During a poignant moment in the movie The Savages (2007), Laura Linney’s character loses it.  She is describing a pillow that has gone missing from her elderly father’s nursing home room.  Linney all too accurately portrays the moment when caregivers of elderly loved ones finally fall apart.  The guilt, anger, stress, and frustration has bubbled to the surface; in this case alienating the very staff who are caring for her Dad.

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