What Do You Think? AARP Releases New PSA


What Do You Think? AARP Releases New PSA

AARP released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) which features a son caring for his dad.

MediaPost shared a review of the PSA (read Mega-Controversial PSA: 'Caregiving Isn't Easy.') I'd love to know your thoughts and reaction. What do you like? What would you change?

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Chet Bailey

The reviewer says, \"I just don’t sense the unawareness of/indifference towards the plight of caregivers that would ordinarily prompt an effort of this sort.\" That is the problem. That unawareness is there every time a caregiver struggles with the rest of the family to get the most basic of support. It is there every time a medical professional treats us like the enemy. It is there when we end up with stress related illnesses because we are not getting the support we need. I can go on and on. I think the PSA is well done and necessary.


I thought it made the point with a little humor. I Liked it.

Old Billy

I don't know why but I kinda get embarrassed discussing the topic in the terms most psa's do. For one reason I'm the guy who refused to turn my bobcat pin right side up in Cub Scouts and never figured one should be rewarded or hailed for doin what ought be done anyway. The second reason being I don't want to be identified solely by what should be in my opinion a inherit vocation in all people.


Gosh, Denise, I am conflicted about this video. I like that it makes the point of the difficulties and sacrifices of care giving yet, for me, it is too much about being tough. Maybe it would appeal more to men. Maybe I am just being nit-picky. Their effort is honest and the scenes of the man care giving for his dad are real but the message I get is unrealistic somehow. It is a little like my dad asking me to take care of my mother after he passed away and asking me to promise. Am I making any sense?