Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 20

I've written about my friend Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Left Neglected. January 20 is a big day for her -- she will be appearing on the Today Show that morning, she will be on Dr. Oz show that day and then that night she is part of a documentary on younger on-set Alzhiemer's.

The documentary is "To Not Fade Away". It is on at 10:00 p.m. January 20. The bad part for me at least is, that it is airing on RLTV. RLTV is a network aimed at the "over 50" age group and stands for "Redefine Life". However, it is not in my area. To see if you get RLTV on your cable system, you can go to their website at an put your zip code in. That will tell you whether or not you receive that channel and where to find it.

Thanks to Lisa for all she does for our Alzheimer's community. She's working on a new book and I'll tell you more about that at another time.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the book references and the info about "To Not Fade Away." If you're looking for another helpful (and exceptionally moving) book about this topic, you might want to check out "The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting & Forgiving." I was lucky enough to read a pre-pub copy and was really moved by the author's emotional journey as caretaker, grandson and "adoring fan" of a grandmother with Alzheimer's. I believe the book is due out this week.

Lizzie said...

I came across your blog and look forward to learning more about you through your posts. I've just started my blog about my families' struggle with Alzheimers. There are so many people who are affected, either through a family member, friend, or even themselves, like you. I applaud you for doing this so others can see the perspective of a person who actually has Alzheimer's. I wish you all the best. God bless you and your family. Lizzie

W. Latane Barton said...

thank you so much for giving us a 'heads up' on the upcoming tv appearances. I sure don't want to miss those.