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Department
Health, Aging and Society
Course
HLTHAGE 1BB3
Professor
Jessica Gish
Semester
Fall

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Notes on the Documentary “Labour of Love”  (Documentary) Bill & His Mom (Live off savings & pension plan) ­ His mom has Alzheimer’s, he does the daily chores ­ Hardest part of his life is having time for himself; he must always be  there for her.  ­ She has Alzheimer’s dementia, the illness phases in & out Madeleine & Elizabeth ­ Her mother suffered, and cannot communicate well.  ­ Has great sympathy for any care, saving government a lot of money.  ­ She kept getting illness, now she is exhausted ­ Does not want a nursing home for her mother, they have cut them so  much.  Tom Homewood ­ Stroke left him unable to walk, & suffered from hepatitis C ­ He was secretary manager of Toronto auto­dealers; he would go out  painting often that was his whole life to do it.  ­ He cannot be alone more than an hour ­ Getting great service of caregiving for personal needs twice a week.  ­ Had lots of help coming in for broken arm (Doris) ­ Had developed pneumonia, wife had to go down to hospital and provide  food for him or the nurses would force­feed him.  Pat & Molly ­ Not easy, plays havoc with family & home life to look after her. Back
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