The Alzheimer's Project

Overview

Alzheimer's is the second-most-feared illness in America following cancer, and it is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Is such anxiety justified? The answer, until recently, was not comforting. The Alzheimer's Project consists of four films. The anchor of series is "Momentum in Science," which features 25 leading scientists, a primetime state-of-the-science report revealing the most cutting-edge research advances. The three additional primetime specials ("The Memory Lost Tapes"; "Grandpa, Will You ...
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Overview

Alzheimer's is the second-most-feared illness in America following cancer, and it is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Is such anxiety justified? The answer, until recently, was not comforting. The Alzheimer's Project consists of four films. The anchor of series is "Momentum in Science," which features 25 leading scientists, a primetime state-of-the-science report revealing the most cutting-edge research advances. The three additional primetime specials ("The Memory Lost Tapes"; "Grandpa, Will You Remember Me? With Maria Shriver"; and "Caregivers") capture what it means to experience the disease, to be a child or grandchild of one who suffers, and to care for those who are affected. Alzheimer's is an irreversible and progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Since advancing age is the strongest risk factor for Alzheimer's, as the baby boom generation reaches retirement in 2011, the number of those affected will soar. Hard scientific inquiry is demonstrating that there are a number of ways that we can improve our chances of remaining cognitively vital throughout a long life. These findings are presented in this special. The Alzheimer's Project originally aired on cable network HBO in 2009.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • UPC: 883929067053
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Slip Sleeve
  • Time: 8:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,903

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maria Shriver Host
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Alzheimer's Project
1. The Beginning [12:01]
2. Driving Test [7:30]
3. Joe's Blog [11:35]
4. The Lady in the Mirror [8:34]
5. Woody's Song [14:17]
6. The Fence [9:06]
7. The Last Show [18:42]
1. There Are No Silly Questions [7:30]
2. Go With the Flow [6:01]
3. It's Okay to Be Afraid [5:33]
4. The Disease Talking [4:05]
5. Keeper of Memories [6:04]
1. The Changes As They Come [3:54]
2. Chuck & Marianne [9:14]
3. Daphne & Jude [8:14]
4. Nacho & Mike [9:14]
5. Marvine & Jackie [8:24]
6. Pat & Terry & Suzanne [6:41]
Disc #2 -- The Alzheimer's Project
1. Diagnosing Memory Loss [8:57]
2. Plaques and Tangles [2:32]
3. Beta-Amyloid [3:58]
4. The Autopsy [4:25]
5. Genetics [6:57]
6. The Role of Insulin [5:45]
7. Inflammation and the Immune System [5:10]
8. The Cardiovascular Connection [4:12]
9. Vascular Disease and Alzheimer's [9:27]
1. Introduction [7:44]
2. Seeing Amyloid in the Living Brain [9:25]
3. Imaging the Earliest Signs of Memory Loss [6:20]
4. The Failing Hippocampus [6:31]
5. Beta-Amyloid and Memory Failure [5:41]
6. The Religious Orders Study [8:04]
7. Healthy Aging [4:48]
8. Exercise and Memory [8:19]
9. The Road to Drug Discovery [10:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Alzheimer's Project
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   The Memory Loss Tapes
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   Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver
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   Caregivers
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      Audio
         English 2.0
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Disc #2 -- The Alzheimer's Project
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   Momentum in Science (Part 1)
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   Momentum in Science (Part 2)
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Disc #3 -- The Alzheimer's Project
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      Understanding and Attacking Alzheimer's
      How Far We Have Come in Alzherimer's Research
      Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment
      The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer's
      Advances in Brain Imaging
      Looking Into the Future of Alzheimer's
      The Connection Between Insulin and Alzheimer's
      Inflammation, The Immune System and Alzheimer's
      The Benefit of Diet and Exercise in Alzheimer's
      Cognitive Reserve: What the Religious Orders Study Is Revealing About Alzheimer's
      Searching for An Alzheimer's Cure: The Story of Flurizan
      The Pulse of Drug Development
   Languages
      Audio
         English 2.0
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