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.
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.
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.
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.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.