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Pioneer PBS Compass Care for Caregivers Event

Pioneer PBS recently hosted Care for Caregivers, an event aimed at providing conversation and resources for rural caregivers. Dr. Zitter screened her film, Caregiver: A Love Story and spoke with Cathy Wurzer. The event was hosted in partnership with the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, End in Mind, Do No Harm Media, The Remember Project, [...]

2021-11-23T20:51:20+00:00November 23rd, 2021|

Seekers of Meaning TV show and podcast: Dr. Jessica Zitter, producer/director of “Caregiver: A Love Story” film

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Dr. Jessica Zitter, director and producer of the documentary, Caregiver: A Love Story. Over the past decade, we’ve gotten better at caring for the dying.  But now we have a new crisis on our hands: the plight of those who care for them. Caregiver: A Love Story highlights [...]

2021-11-23T18:59:10+00:00November 23rd, 2021|

Psychology Today: What You Don’t Know About Caregiver Burden Can Hurt You

This is a critical moment for family caregivers in our country. As I write this, legislators in Washington are determining whether to provide funding support for the one in five Americans struggling to care for sick or disabled loved ones at home. It’s not looking good. Despite wide bipartisan support in communities for providing relief to caregivers, the funding amount [...]

2021-11-10T18:39:09+00:00November 10th, 2021|

The Heart of Hospice Podcast: Dr. Jessica Zitter Talks About Caregiver: A Love Story

The Heart of Hospice Podcast is thrilled to welcome Dr. Jessica Zitter back to the podcast to talk about her new documentary “Caregiver: A Love Story”.  As a critical care and palliative care physician, Dr. Zitter has seen the true struggles of caregivers of loved ones with serious illness.  Dr. Zitter is also the author of Extreme Measures: Finding A Better [...]

2021-11-03T16:53:27+00:00November 3rd, 2021|

CAREGIVER: A Love Story: How to care for an ill or dying family member while taking care of yourself

Caregiver: A Love Story Interview with Jessica Zitter by Erin DelGrosso What is Caregiver: A Love Story about? Caregiver: A Love Story tells the story of a man named Rick Tash who cared for his wife, Bambi, at home over the last nine weeks of her life. He had the support of hospice, which did a wonderful job, but it wasn't enough. The responsibilities [...]

2021-11-03T16:38:47+00:00November 3rd, 2021|

The Society for Participatory Medicine: “It’s Time to Acknowledge the Invisible Caregivers Among Us”

By Jessica Zitter I received an uncharacteristically anxious text from my friend Aileen: “I am having an emergency with my Mom. Please call ASAP.” When I last talked to Aileen, her mother’s dementia had been worsening slowly. A little more confusion, a stovetop left burning after cooking a meal.  But now, her mother was significantly more agitated and paranoid—pacing the [...]

2021-08-12T20:27:22+00:00August 12th, 2021|

The Nocturnists podcast: “Emily in Conversation with Dr. Jessica Zitter”

More and more Americans are choosing to die at home in the care of a loved one. But who takes care of the caregiver? In this episode, Emily talks to Jessica Zitter, a critical care and palliative care medicine doctor who also makes her directorial debut with the short film Caregiver: a love story. Hosted by Emily Silverman. Produced by [...]

2021-02-09T16:32:37+00:00February 9th, 2021|

JAMA: Hummingbird Lessons

By Jessica Zitter   It took me a while to notice the hummingbird. She must have flown by my window 5 or 6 times before registering in my peripheral vision. When I finally looked up, I saw her standing on a tiny branch of the Monterey Pine outside our second-floor home-office window, a mere 3 feet from my desk. She [...]

2021-02-08T19:23:11+00:00January 12th, 2021|

The Hollywood Reporter: A Doctor (and Doc-Short Filmmaker) Explains How COVID Created Solutions for Patients and Producers

After 'Caregiver: A Love Story' wrapped in March 2020, Dr. Jessica Zitter — who co-directed the short with Kevin Gordon — the world "shut down" and the duo feared the work would never see the light of day. In March 2020, a documentary short I co-directed with filmmaker Kevin Gordon, Caregiver: A Love Story, wrapped. But all of our plans — [...]

2021-02-06T01:01:07+00:00January 8th, 2021|
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