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Great Documentary that you can download on iTunes
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 12:58 AM
Joined: 1/2/2012
Posts: 8

HBO, in connection with the Alzheimers Association, put together a great series called The Alzheimer's Project.  I watched it when my father was first diagnosed. 

Now that his disease has advanced and he is living in a care facility, I can see how truthful they were with the footage they shot for the project.  I highly recommend it.

Cheryle Gardiner
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 8:54 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 529

Healthygal, thanks for letting me know this is still available. Jim & I watched some of it together (just Maria Shriver's story, I think), well before he developed VaD. He was so depressed by it that I watched most of it alone.

I probably should see it again, in light of what I'm dealing with now.
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 8:09 AM
Joined: 12/19/2011
Posts: 17

Thank you for posting this information. I spent a good deal of yesterday watching these films and it was a huge help to help heal over the loss of my grandmother, dealing with Dad and what's coming, as well as my own fears of being EO myself.


I highly recommend all the films for anyone who is dealing with AD!

Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:42 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17179

You can view HBO's "The Alzheimer's Project" for free online.  Here is the link: 




Then perhaps you can watch our own Peer Volunteer, Mimi S in her PBS video: 

Iris L.





Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 5:23 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 740

This is a fantastic resource.  There's a lot more to the project than just the three documentaries.  There are some 20 supplementary videos, for example, on all the advances that are being made in developing treatments and diagnostics, and understanding the underlying pathologies.