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.
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.
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.