Short Film Shows Dementia's Emotional Toll in Four Minutes

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Published: Apr 26th, 2021
Short Film Shows Dementia's Emotional Toll

Can four minutes mean anything? Director Jason McColgan's award-winning short film, "The Wait," does just that. This film shows a very short exchange between two people sitting next to each other at a bus stop.

You see an older man start talking to a pregnant woman sitting next to him on a bus stop bench. The four-minute exchange will put a tear in your eye.

The movie was nominated for many awards when it came out in 2018. However, the internet recently made the movie go viral. When you watch the film, you will understand.

Watch here: iMedia l Short Film ' The Wait ' - YouTube 

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The film is powerful. Understand the consequences of future long-term health care and prepare your family and finances before you get older.

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Yes, long-term health care is a significant cash flow issue. LTC Insurance addresses this problem. But long-term care is also a family issue. Without any plan in place, the family will go into crisis mode. The result can be a disaster for you and your family, and your wishes may take a back seat.

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