Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

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Director: Elizabeth Arledge

Cast: Elizabeth Arledge, David Hyde Pierce, Linda Hunt

     
 

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The documentary The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's intersperses information on leading research scientists conducting experiments that are enlarging the medical community's understanding of the disease with a look at how the disease greatly affects those who suffer from it as well as those victim's loved ones. The film is narrated by the Emmy award

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The documentary The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's intersperses information on leading research scientists conducting experiments that are enlarging the medical community's understanding of the disease with a look at how the disease greatly affects those who suffer from it as well as those victim's loved ones. The film is narrated by the Emmy award winning actor David Hyde Pierce.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2005
UPC:
0841887050593
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
72,389

Special Features

Closed Caption; Alzheimer's: The Help You Need hosted by David Hyde Pierce; Interview with David Shenk, author of The Forgetting-; Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic; Interview with filmmaker Elizabeth Arledge; Spanish language; Spanish subtitles; Enhanced for 16x9 television

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's
2. Prologue [3:26]
3. Late Stage Alzheimer's: The McKenna's Story [4:17]
4. Discovering the Disease [6:01]
5. Middle Stage Alzheimer's: The Fuget's Story [5:03]
6. Dementia in History [2:12]
7. The Biology of Alzheimer's [3:46]
8. Diagnosis & Research [10:26]
9. Coping with Family Stress [12:58]
10. Early Onset Alzheimer's: The Noonan Family Story [16:14]
11. Scientific Breakthrough: Seeing the Invisible Enemy [5:50]
12. Genetics & the Future of Research [7:21]
13. The Long Goodbye [7:32]
14. Credits [1:01]

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The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom has Alzheimer's and my sister is the care-giver. I read the book by David Shenk and saw the broadcast of the documentary. It certainly helps to legitimize the disease and help those caring for a loved one to understand, to some extent, what is happening. This should be in the Tool box of all care-givers. I am ordering the DVD for my sister to view when she faces difficult moments.