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Videos about Alzheimer’s

Two Must-Watch Videos

1. The PBS video called The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s helps us understand Alzheimer’s disease–its nature, its origins and its progression. Watch it at
http://www.pbs.org/theforgetting/watch/index.html. It can be accessed in both English and Spanish and a transcript can be downloaded as well.

2. The follow–up video, The Future of Alzheimer’s, hosted by David Hyde Pierce who serves on the board of the National Alzheimer’s Association, includes a panel of illustrious researchers discussing progress made in Alzheimer’s research. Watch it at: http://www.pbs.org/theforgetting/watch/follow_up.html

From this same PBS web site, you can watch four other short films about Alzheimer’s. Watch the following films at: http://www.pbs.org/theforgetting/watch/pocket.html
  1. What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
  2. Alzheimer’s: An Urgent Epidemic
  3. Alzheimer’s: The Race to the Cure
  4. Alzheimer’s: A Message for Newly Diagnosed Patients and their Families
Videos from “Alzheimer“s Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging”:

Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease

4-minute video that shows the intricate mechanisms involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease in the brain. It is captioned.

The National Institute on Aging / NIH collaborated with HBO Documentary Films in presenting THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT, an Emmy Award winning, multi-platform (television, web, DVD, and print) public health series including 4 feature and 15 supplemental films.

HBO uses all of its platforms, including the HBO main service, multiplex channels, HBO On Demand, HBO Podcasts, hbo.com, HBO Channel on YouTube, and DVD sales to support the project.

All films stream free of charge on hbo.com and are offered for free on multiple platforms by participating television service providers.

To view each of the following videos, click on each of the following links. At each site you can read about the film and then click on the arrow within the picture to begin viewing it.

1. The Memory Loss Tapes (85 minutes)
This documentary, directed and produced by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob, profiles seven people living with Alzheimer’s, each in an advancing state of dementia across the full spectrum of the progression of the disease.

2. Grandpa, Do you Know Who I Am? (with Maria Shriver, 30 minutes)
This film, directed and produced by Eamon Harrington and John Watkin, is based on the book What’s Happening to Grandpa? by Maria Shriver. (See under Books.) The film tells five stories of children, ages 6-15, who are coping with grandfathers or grandmothers who have Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Momentum in Science (2 hours)
This is a two-part documentary that takes us inside the laboratories and clinics of 25 leading scientists and physicians. It reveals some of the cutting-edge research advances in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Caregivers (48 minutes)

This documentary, directed by Bill Couturié and produced by Anne Sandkuhler and Bill Couturié, is a collection of five portraits, each of which highlights the sacrifices and successes of people experiencing their loved one’s gradual descent into dementia.

The 15 supplemental filmsinclude these titles and each can be viewed from this web page/font>.<

The Supplementary Series


Understanding and Attacking Alzheimer’s

How Far We Have Come in Alzheimer’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, 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

The DeMoe Family: Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Genetics

The Nanney-Felts Family: Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Genetics
The Quest for Biomarkers

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