Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Alzheimer's Project

The Alzheimer's Project is a series of films that will air May 10-12 on HBO. In a New York Times review Alessandra Stanley calls it "a sober, deeply affecting" series that "seeks to comfort and encourage" with the message that "a breakthrough — in prevention and treatment, and even possibly a cure — is at hand."

The preview to the series is above. What's amazing is that all four of the films are available now online to view via streaming video. The four are:

The Memory Loss Tapes
Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?
Momentum in Science

This last program would seem to be of special interest to psychology teachers according to Stanley's review:

"State-of-the art diagnostic tools and experimental treatments are explored Monday and Tuesday in “Momentum in Science,” a comprehensive look at the research currently under way, including tests to see whether drugs or vaccines can combat the buildup of amyloid, which many scientists now believe to be a lead culprit in ravaging the brain. The focus of the segment is on encouraging developments and promising prospects, not recent setbacks in clinical trials."

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