This forum alone could provide material which includes health issues, home care. facility care, humor and burnout, etc.
At the moment I can only think of one show, a sitcom that featured seniors ‘The Golden Girls’ which was a big hit!
Reality stars make a fortune! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if some of the money would be donated and designated to seniors in need?
I honestly thought ‘reality’ shows would be a passing fad.
Nope, all these years later, shows like The Kardashians, Real Housewives, The Bachelor and many others have soared in popularity!
Why? I don’t know? I have never seen an episode of any of them, but people seem to love a ‘reality’ show format.
Who thinks their family member could be a major star in the show?
My mom would certainly land the part for ‘perfectionist’ mother! Also, ‘talented’ mother. In her younger days, mom was extremely creative in many areas.
What part would your family member play?
I do think if the show was done as a documentary style, it could absolutely be educational for all of us. The show could have professionals such as geriatric doctors, nurses and psychiatrists to narrate and do interviews.
If it went the other way, entertainment style, it surely would be interesting!
There are a vast amount reality shows that cover a wide range of topics. I do watch the series on PBS on researching ancestry. It’s fascinating and I started on my own family tree.
Would any topic be unapproachable or should it all be covered?
Anyone who has raised a child will testify that birth and child development is amazing!
Aging is also fascinating, just from the opposite perspective, aging and dying.
I wonder if the elderly community would welcome a show that told their side of the story in a transparent way.
What impact would a show like this would have on the perception of aging?
Would it be a wake up call for some? Would it be shocking or thought provoking?
It always made me sad when my mom would say that society forgets about the elderly and she felt invisible at times.