Beginning May 10th, HBO will broadcast a new miniseries based on the accounts of those with Alzheimer’s disease and those whose lives are touched by their condition. The 4-part miniseries is the cornerstone in an overall effort to raise awareness and increase public understanding of the disease that will also involve a public awareness campaign and book. HBO is ensuring that the series can be viewed by all-even if a person does not have HBO. Cox Communications for digital cable subscribers can find it On-Demand for free. Portions of each show will appear on YouTube, iTunes, MySpace and Facebook -and the entire series will be available on HBO.com in installments beginning May 8. The series is also available for purchase. Each episode will approach Alzheimer’s disease from a different perspective:
The Memory Loss Tapes. This introductory episode presents the stories of several people with Alzheimer’s, shedding light on the disease by showing it through the unique perspective of the person living with the disease.
Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? Hosted by Maria Shriver and based on her book, What’s Happening to Grandpa?, this segment aims to help children and teens to cope with Alzheimer’s disease in their families and understand how it can affect their loved ones.
Caregivers. This segment presents five stories of caregivers working with seniors in various stages of the disease.
Momentum in Science. This two-part installment is the hopeful core of the series, spotlighting various clinics and laboratories to showcase the latest advances and research in Alzheimer’s treatment and the search for a cure.
The material for the miniseries is drawn from recent research, personal accounts of the disease, and a new HBO-commissioned Alzheimer’s Survey inspecting the impact of Alzheimer’s disease in America.
Refresher: HBO’s new documentary series offers new insight on Alzheimer’s disease for today’s caregivers and future generations.
HBO air dates and times
Sunday, May 10 at 9 p.m. ET
THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT: THE MEMORY LOSS TAPES
Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET
THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT: ‘GRANDPA, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?’ WITH MARIA SHRIVER
THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT: MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE (Part 1)
Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET
THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT: CAREGIVERS
THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT: MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE (Part 2)
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