As reading through the questions/discussions over the years I notice there are just too many people who do not understand what happens to caregivers when they are either hands-on, logistical, or both.
Since people watch a lot of TV, I wish more drama shows would bring into the cast a character who needs caregiving.
Recently on the newer TV show 9-1-1, the Dispatcher last year had a Mom [played by Mariette Hartley] had serious dementia. One show had the Mom lost in L.A. Sadly that character passed on after the first season. Oh if only that was a repeating story line.
On the Soap Opera "The Young & the Restless" the elderly Mom of the Abbott's grown children has dementia. Every now and then the show will have a short story line regarding the confusion that she has. She also got lost while on vacation. And she thinks the grown women are the household help not realizing the women are her daughters. But it seems that character isn't on much any more.
I realize that PBS and some of the cable stations will have a short series regarding this topic, but I think more people would watch if the shows are in the regular network channels during prime-time.