The Resource The long goodbye, (videorecording)

The long goodbye, (videorecording)

Label
The long goodbye
Title
The long goodbye
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our brain makes us who we are, it gives us our memories, our ability to think, to understand the world around us and it gives us our sense of self. All this is slowly stripped away for a person living with dementia. The Long Goodbye follows the journeys of three families living with dementia as they struggle to maintain the identity and dignity of those they love. The film follows three families all at different stages in their condition: Michael, a criminal barrister with four teenage children was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of 49; Myrle, an elderly carer for her husband Ken who requires constant care and supervision; and finally Tom, a 72-year-old carer who is desperately struggling to look after his wife Brenda who is in the latter stages of her Alzheimer's disease. Every week there are 1,500 new cases of dementia in Australia and the numbers continue to escalate in line with our ageing population. There are currently 269,000 Australians living with dementia and it's estimated that there will be almost one million by 2050. Raised in the unparalleled optimism and prosperity of the '50s and '60s, the baby boomers are accustomed to controlling their own destiny. As the dementia epidemic looms it is unknown whether science will save them this time. " -- ABC website
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director: Kaye Harrison
Dewey number
616.831
Intended audience
Rated: M
Runtime
55
Technique
live action
Label
The long goodbye, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Off-air recording of ABC1 broadcast April 12, 2011. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
  • fro
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000047158075
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (55 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25338274
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • offair25338274
  • (OCoLC)731871210
System details
DVD. Region unspecified
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
      -38.143069 144.360403
    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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