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Alzheimer's Project
     

The Alzheimer's Project

Director:

Cast: Maria Shriver

 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
UPC:
0883929067053
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
8:53:00
Sales rank:
42,049

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

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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