This Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Documentary is So Powerful, It’s Being Shown To Medical StudentsThe Alzheimer's Site
At the age of 61, Ed’s wife Pam was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Pam has three kids, one of which is a son named Banker. Banker and his wife, Anna, produced this inspiring documentary about Pam’s life with Alzheimer’s and through filming, they were able to better understand the strength of Pam’s marriage with Ed.
Their full-length documentary was broadcasted on the PBS series “POV.” In the film, Ed talks about how Pam’s smile has never faded and helps keep him grounded and patient. But with all the devotion Ed has for Pam, the family now worries about Ed’s own welfare as all his focus and energy is being channeled into being a full-time caregiver for his wife.
The strength of the film and the powerful insights it offers is validated by the health care community as it is now CME and CEU accredited. Banker and his wife have set up a sharing site to help other families share their stories and have their voices heard.
Watch the beautiful and heart-wrenching story that Banker tells so well in the video below.
Alzheimer’s continues to grow costlier, and the prevalence of this tragic disease only continues to grow. Many American elders depend on Medicare for coverage of treatment they need during their golden years, but Medicare does not cover long-term care for Alzheimer’s leaving family and loved ones to shoulder a care burden currently estimated to be worth over $217 billion.
This cannot continue!
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