Searching For Atticus

The Father

April 22, 2022 Knothole Media Season 2 Episode 8
Searching For Atticus
The Father
Show Notes

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in Florian Zeller's masterful drama about the struggles of a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease and the daughter who cares for him.
The film earned five Oscar nominations and two awards - including Best Actor for Hopkins and Best Adapted Screenplay for Zeller and Christopher Hampton).
Blake, Kofi & Rich wrestle with the film's many difficult issues: How do we best understand those suffering from brain disease and dementia? How do we  balance our obligations as care givers with our responsibility to care for ourselves? How do we broach conversations about planning for incapacity and end-of-life care with our loved ones?

RESOURCES FOR SUPPORT:

Canada:

If you have Alzheimer's and wish to support family and friends:

Resources

Help guide for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's
Help for Family Caregivers
I'm Caring for a Person Living with Dementia

Support Groups
Toronto
Dementia Support Services
Ontario Caregiver Organization
Vancouver
BC Support Groups through Alzheimer's.ca
Montreal
CareDove

US:
Support for those with Alzheimer's
Caregiver Support
National Institute on Aging: Help with Alzheimer's Caregiving 

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