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ISSUES ADDRESSED IN THE FILM

‘Baba’ looks at many of the issues that arise with dementia including: 

  • The question of care - whether a family organises residential care for a family member with Alzheimer’s or offers primary care from home.
  • Tension within the family and between siblings, especially when one child offers to become the primary care giver.
  • Financial burden of dementia on families.
  • Changing roles in families - where the “Child” becomes the “Parent” and vice versa.
  • Grief, stress and other emotions experienced by family members as the illness progresses.
  • Positive effects - e.g., unification as a family puts aside their differences to care for the patient.

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DEMENTIA IN AUSTRALIA

  • There are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia. This number is expected to increase to 400,000 in less than five years.
  • An estimated 1.2 million people are involved in the care of a person with dementia.
  • Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. There is no cure.

 
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ENGAGEMENT - DISTRIBUTION AND EDUCATION

We will release ‘Baba’ so that it can spark discussion and be used to educate in a variety of ways across a variety of audiences including film festival screenings, international sales and an online release.