The Genius of Caring

by Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV
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The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring
The Genius of Caring

Summary

The Genius of Caring is an interactive project that presents documentary portraits of family caregivers and those impacted by Alzheimer's and other caregiving diseases. We're raising funds to produce a series of community-based events and update our website to include the feature length documentary The Genius of Marian, educational materials, and all Genius of Caring short films available free to the public.

$20,000
total goal
$3,098
remaining
68
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
9
years

Challenge

Today 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and 15 million people are acting as caregivers. Alzheimer's is a broadly misunderstood illness. Families often experience debilitating anger and frustration when dealing with their loved ones' changing behavior. The experience of being a family caregiver is also extremely isolating, a particularly challenging emotional experience coming at a time when support and communication is needed the most.

Solution

The Genius of Caring aims to both deepen our understanding of the caregiving experience and provide a safe space for users to share their stories and create important connections and community. It is our vision to shift the way individuals and society understand Alzheimer's disease and other dementia related illnesses, setting the stage for specific conversations about how to cope with and care for this growing population.

Long-Term Impact

Because of the deeply personal nature of this site and the nontraditional way we've chosen to share our story and others, The Genius of Caring has the potential to shift the way we talk about illness and loss and to start a conversation about these issues on a large scale.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WeOwnTV
Project Leader:
Banker White
San Francisco , CA United States

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