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Elder Abuse

At the Breaking Point
Short video excerpts that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity.

Elder Abuse
Illuminates both the fear and ambivalence experienced by elderly people who are being abused by family members, and their struggles to find help.

Freedom of Sexual Expression
Looks at sexuality and intimacy as basic human rights for those living with a decreased cognizance in a nursing home.

Grey, Black and Blue: Nursing Home Violence
In this very disturbing documentary, CBC journalist take their sometimes concealed cameras into a variety of long-term care facilities to reveal patterns across North America of patients abusing other patients and what is being done — or more often not done — about it.

I'd Rather Be Home
Follows the case of an elderly man who has been repeatedly abused by his son, over a period of seven years. (A continuation of a case from the film, Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies.)

Just to Have a Peaceful Life
This extract of a case originally profiled in Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies is a frightening demonstration of the patterns of dependency and denial that fuel the cycle of elder abuse.

Mother Never Gives Up Hope, A
Shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita—four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son.

A Safer Place
Profiles two elderly adults who were helped by social services agencies to recognize the abusive situations they were living in and seek assistance. A formerly abusive daughter is also interviewed.

When Help Was There
This powerful video examines the crisis of elder abuse through four ethnically diverse cases of physical, emotional, and financial abuse.