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Caring For Your Parents

As the population ages, many adults are grappling with an unprecedented social, cultural, economic and personal revolution as they become the primary caregivers for their aging parents. This documentary draws much-needed attention to this widespread reality. Through an intimate look at five American families, the first 90 minutes of Caring For Your Parents underscore today’s struggle to keep parents at home, the tensions between siblings and the complexity of shifting caregiver roles. In the end, successful caregiving requires one primary ingredient — love. Immediately after the 90-minute broadcast, former NBC medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene leads "A Conversation About Caring," a half-hour panel discussion that offers concrete advice and guidance on how to start the conversation — often the most difficult step in caregiving.