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Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (1994)

Deborah Hoffman records and recounts the toll of Alzheimer's disease on her mother, Doris. Hoffman traces the gradual course of the disease and all that she learned as she cared for her mother.

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Deborah Hoffmann
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Deborah Hoffman records and recounts the toll of Alzheimer's disease on her mother, Doris. Hoffman traces the gradual course of the disease and all that she learned as she cared for her mother.

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What's a daughter to do when her mother asks: "How exactly are we related?"

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Deborah Hoffmann: In my mind her independence was more important than protecting her all the time.
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Compelling look at the early stages of Alzheimer's
19 April 2001 | by loreguySee all my reviews

My siblings and I all watched this movie as our mom progressed through the initial stages of Alzheimer's. It's a must-see for those with family or friends who are recently diagnosed. We (fortunately) don't see the really advanced stages in this film, and it also lets viewers in on the filmmaker's personal reactions in a very lovely way.


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