Caregiving “is not something you think about — it just happens,” says Richard Lui, an NBC/MSNBC anchor, advising others to be more prepared. He flies weekly from New York City to San Francisco to take care of his father, Stephen Liu, 82, who has dementia. The Lius’ and two other Chinese-American families’ caregiving stories are featured in the new AARP short documentary, Caregiving: The Circle of Love, which depicts how caring for their elders is a cultural expectation.
“The film is meant to serve as a catalyst to start caregiving conversations in our communities,” says Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President for Multicultural Markets.
AARP has also produced Caregiving Dahil Mahal Kita (Because I Love You, presenting Filipino-Americans’ family caregiving stories), and Stepping up: Stories of Jazz and Caregiving featuring African American, New Orleans-based jazz artists who are caregivers.
See these documentaries below. Find caregiving resources at aarp.org/caregiving.