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photo A Thousand Tomorrows
Intimacy, Sexuality And Alzheimer's
By James Vanden Bosch

One of the rarely discussed effects of Alzheimer's Disease is its impact on intimacy and sexuality. In this outstanding video, spouses of people with Alzheimer's disease speak candidly about the blurring of their roles, about changes in behavior that affect intimacy, and about the whole range of complicated emotions surrounding their spouses' illness. We also hear from some of the spouses about the changes in their feelings about their own sexuality. A Thousand Tomorrows sets a tone of candor and respect that will help eliminate the difficulty both family members and professionals may have in comfortably discussing this issue.

30 minutes
© 1995
Purchase $265 DVD
Order No. QA-248
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-962-2

Reviews
"Gives an excellent overview of the many conflicting feelings that caregivers go through caring for spouses with Alzheimer's disease. The caregivers brought up issues that I really hadn't thought about!" Cheryl Lee, MNSc, RN, Harding University School of Nursing

"A wonderful film. The love stories, which is what they truly are, are told with warmth, humor, poignancy, and grace. This is a terrific discussion starter for support groups and an eye-opener for the professionals and volunteers who work with Alzheimer's patients." Kathy Laurenhue, Better Directions

Awards & Conference Screenings
First Prize, Media Owl Awards
First Prize, American Journal of Nursing
Retirement Research National Media Award

Related Films
More Than a Thousand Tomorrows: A follow-up to A Thousand Tomorrows, this video follows the changes in one couple's emotional and sexual relationship over a period of six years, as the wife's Alzheimer's gradually worsens.

Tonight's the Night: Three senior couples describe the evolution of their sexual relationships, while experts stress the importance of more accepting social attitudes about sexuality and aging.

As Time Goes By: It is a misconception that our needs for intimacy fade as we age. The seniors profiled in this documentary openly share their experiences with love, romance and growing older.

Gay and Gray in New York City: This engaging video features interviews with several "gay and gray" men and women, as well as profiling two organizations which work to provide services and support to elders in the gay community.

The Personals: This Academy-Award winning video follows a drama group for senior citizens, as they create and perform a play about looking for dates through the personal ads.

More Than Skin Deep: A film about aging, self-esteem, and hairdressing. Through the insights of six nursing home residents, it takes an evocative look at the connections between aging with dignity and looking good

Growing Up and Growing Old: Who will care for the estimated 14 million people who will soon need long-term care? How will we pay for it? Meet several caregivers who are struggling daily with the problems of caring for elderly parents or clients.


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