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A House Divided: Caregiver Stress and Elder Abuse ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525652
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Silva Basmajian, John Spotton
Directors:  Lyn Wright
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Abuse, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Seniors, Social Issues, Social Studies, Violence
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1988
Running Time:  35m
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Through four moving portraits, A House Divided sheds light on the tragedy of caregiver stress and elder abuse. The abuse takes many forms, ranging from willful neglect and financial exploitation to physical assault. With great sensitivity, this film portrays the emotional complexity of family relationships that can lead to abuse of the elderly, the anguish and isolation of its victims, and the tremendous need for community understanding and support.

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