Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care

with the

Florence Schorske Wald Lectureship

present

CAREGIVER: a love story

November 8, 2021

 

FREE Virtual Event

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Virtual screening of the film

Fireside chat with Jessica Zitter, MD

Roundtable discussion on caregiver experiences

10:00-12:00pm

Wald Lecture featuring Dr. Jessica Zitter and screening of her film, Caregiving: A Love Story.

 

1:00-3:00pm

Serious Illness Action Network Forum on Caregiving.

Thanks to our Sponsors

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“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”

— Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States and founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Four years into her battle with cancer, Bambi decided to forego additional painful medical treatments and live her final weeks at home with the support of hospice. Although he was reluctant to let go of the love of his life, whom he had met only three years earlier, Rick supported her decision.

Bambi and Rick’s journey begins on a high note. Death may be fast-approaching, but there is an air of celebration, even optimism. The atmosphere changes quickly when family members must return to their homes abroad and Rick is left to manage Bambi’s growing needs on his own. Without a full night’s sleep in months, the around-the-clock responsibilities eventually send Rick into a state of physical and emotional exhaustion.

CAREGIVER: A LOVE STORY challenges viewers to acknowledge the difficult challenges facing family caregivers and to envision a new approach. Enjoy our trailer!