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Caring for Your Parents

This documentary discusses new, creative approaches to caregiving and follows the lives of families struggling to provide compassionate care for their parents. Tonight 8 PM KUAT6

![Joyce cares for her aging parents][caring-joyce-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 the special 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 broadcast, Arizona Illustrated's Bill Buckmaster leads “A Tucson Conversation About Caring,” an hour-long panel discussion that offers concrete advice and guidance on how to start the conversation — often the most difficult step in caregiving.

To find out more, visit our Caring Page

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