The Alzheimer's Project

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  • Season 1
    • Caregivers
      Episode 5
      3/27/14
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      This documentary shows five portraits, each of which highlights the sacrifices and successes of people experiencing their loved one's gradual descent into dementia.
    • Part 2 of 2. Go inside the labs and clinics of 25 scientists and physicians leading the fight against Alzheimer's disease in this eye-opening two-part documentary. Discover a very real reason for optimism as these leading experts seek to find out what can be done to detect and diagnose Alzheimer's better, delay the onset of memory loss, affect the changes occurring in diseased brains, and ultimately prevent it entirely.moreless
    • Part 1 of 2. Go inside the labs and clinics of 25 scientists and physicians leading the fight against Alzheimer's disease in this eye-opening two-part documentary. Discover a very real reason for optimism as these leading experts seek to find out what can be done to detect and diagnose Alzheimer's better, delay the onset of memory loss, affect the changes occurring in diseased brains, and ultimately prevent it entirely.moreless
    • Five stories of children, ages 6-15, who are coping with grandfathers or grandmothers who have Alzheimer's disease are shown in this documentary.
    • Seven people living through various stages of Alzheimer's disease are profiled in this verite documentary. Among the emotionally gripping stories: a mother who holds fiercely to her simple lifestyle, yet recognizes that her failing memory is making it more difficult; a woman in a nursing home who believes her reflection in the mirror is her best friend; a one-time computer whiz who writes a blog to chronicle his activities while he still can; and the former host of a kids' TV show, whose wife brings him to a hospice after his body begins to shut down.moreless
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