Monday, May 04, 2009

HBO Alzheimer's Series

Several years ago HBO starting working on a documentary about Alzheimer's. This Sunday, May 10th the first of a four part series will run. Below is some more information about this. I was at several of the filmings for this documentary and I know how much time, effort, research and work has gone into it. It will run for three consecutive nights. If you can -- please watch. I'm sure it will be worth it.

Sunday, May 10 at 9 p.m. EST"The Memory Loss Tapes" "The Memory Loss Tapes" takes an intimate look at seven individuals living with Alzheimer's, seeking to introduce a new understanding by sharing the devastating experience of memory loss from the point of view of the person with the disease.

Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST"Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver" and "Momentum in Science, Part 1"
"Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver" is a is geared toward children and young teens coping with a grandparent's illness, and presents vignettes that can help a child understand and deal with a relative's gradual decline into Alzheimer's.

"Momentum in Science" is a two-part, state-of-science odyssey that takes viewers inside the laboratories and clinics of 25 leading physicians, revealing some of the most cutting-edge Alzheimer research advances.

Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST"Caregivers" and "Momentum in Science, Part 2"

"Caregivers" is a collection of five family portraits that illustrate caring for the different stages of Alzheimer's disease.

The evening concludes with "Momentum in Science, Part 2."

"The Alzheimer's Project" is a presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer's Association, The Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer's Initiative.


trish said...


Bob & I got went to the pre-screening for Momentum in Science. It was the best documentary I've ever seen. HBO did an incredible job! One of the segment was on excersise, showing two mice with AD. The one who ran on the wheel did better finding the platform than the seditary one. Yesterday Bob ran twice his usual distance telling me "I need to find the platform like the mouse yesterday!"

Anonymous said...

My husband has Alzheimers and one of our daughters watched the Alzheimers project, but the other daughter did not get to, is there a place I can buy the tapes?

Kris said...

You can purchase DVD's of this at the HBO Store or you can check with your local Alzheimer's office to see if they have one that you can view.