Make A Difference
Cynthia Banks spent eight months searching for participants for the documentary The Caregivers’ Club. During that time, she interviewed many at-home dementia caregivers who were in a state of crisis. Many were exhausted and overwhelmed with the number of responsibilities and the inability to have any time for their own care. The process of making this film has inspired her to spearhead The Caregivers’ Club Family Relief Fund with the mandate of supporting caregivers in physically and financially challenging situations so they may hire private help at their convenience.
We want to “care for the carers” and allow dementia caregivers to do something for themselves – whether it’s to catch up on sleep, go to the gym, take a walk or sing in a church choir. These hours of respite can make or break a caregivers’ journey.