The caregivers

Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson
Running time: 45’ - USA, 2007

 
 

 

Contact Director
 
Andy Abrahams Wilson
E-mail: andy@openeyepictures.com


Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson

 


Synopsis
 

It is hard to imagine anything more devastating than to be told that someone you love has an aggressive form of brain cancer. Many family members who have received this news have soon after been thrust into the role of the caregiver, helping their loved one to cope with and understand the diagnosis and to follow an unmapped course through a complex and unfamiliar medical system. This remarkable documentary follows several patients and their caregivers as they face an array of challenges: surgery, painful and frightening rounds of chemotherapy and/or radiation, medications and their side effects, home care, physical and psychological changes and perhaps most difficult, balancing hope and realism in the face of a discouraging prognosis.