Role Reversal (caring for our aging parents) A Project of Documentaries
Role Reversal is fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions, Inc., the 501(c) non-profit, which means that every penny donated toward the film is a 100% fully tax deductible write-off for your taxes.
My intention is to make a film that will help others cope with a future that they know nothing about but will soon be faced with. I'm using my personal journey with my mother, Beatrice (RIP) to discuss the role reversal scenario that happens when our parents can no longer care for themselves. I was my mom's primary caregiver for six years. She was a warrior, having beaten cancer twice, a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery, kidney failure and finally several mini-strokes which triggered Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. She fought long and hard and passed away on December 20, 2013.
I documented everything along our journey including the good times and the bad. I've filmed interviews with many of her health care professionals to help tell this story. The goals are to create a film that will guide us through this process, teaching us how to take care of ourselves as we care for our parent; and to inspire us to honor our parents, letting them live their final years with dignity and compassion.
And so you don't just think I'm some random guy with an idea to make a documentary, I'm an award-winning filmmaker and have been working in television, film and home entertainment for the past 18 years. I believe with my professional background and the personal journey I went through with my mom, I can tell an honest and heartfelt story that will help others as they go through the process of caring for their aging parents.