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Hope in Action

Hope in Action

Hope in Action is an 18-minute video highlighting a research study that explores the role that hope plays for family caregivers of persons with dementia. The research was conducted by nursing professor Wendy Duggleby and sociologist Elizabeth Quinlan. It is the first study on the topic to use participatory theatre, a technique born out of the Brazilian critical pedagogy and liberation movements of the 1950s and 1960s. In the documentary film, family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease discuss what hope means to them and how participatory theatre fostered their hope. The film aims to increase greater public understanding about the challenges faced by caregivers, as well as showing how caregivers reconstitute hope in the context of their caregiving role. The video is the second... Show More


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