The clip above was filmed after the Forgetting aired on PBS. It is a round table discussion on Alzheimer's disease from a local perspective. If you are viewing this page using a modem please see the low bandwidth version here. (You will need quicktime to view the video.)
The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's is a two-hour special aimed at helping people better understand and cope with the fearsome disease of Alzheimer's. The cornerstone of the project is a 90-minute documentary based on David Shenk's best-selling book The Forgetting : Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic. Like Shenk's book, the documentary is a dramatic, compassionate, all-encompassing look at Alzheimer's that weaves together the history and biology of the disease, the intense real-world experiences of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers, and the race to find a cure.
Watch a clip from The Forgetting: [ 56kbroadband ] or click here for a viewing guide.
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It's here! Our new version of our online support group. Take a minute and help us build a virtual support system for those caregivers dealing with memory disorders. (Includes Alzheimer's and Huntington's.) This is our new version of this service so we welcome all feedback.
AlzSupport.com Goes Live - There’s a new support group in town, one that is easy to access and requires no driving to get to. As many readers know, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts a number of support groups for caregivers in our community. The support group concept is one of the most effective ways to provide help directly to the caregiver. It puts people together who share a common experience and provides an environment where information on the disease process and its many effects on the patient and the caregiver are readily available. A major problem, however, and one of the ironic dilemmas with a support group, is that the caregiver providing the care for the loved one often cannot get away from providing that care to attend a real face-to-face support group. They feel that they just can’t get away. Now that has changed. The Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with elder law attorney Sean W. Scott, has created an online support group that uses the power of the internet to connect caregivers.
Alzheimer's Books - Information is the key to survival. Take a moment and see what books and videos are out there to help shed more light on the disease and its effects.
An Alzheimer's Chronicle - Read the journal of Margaret Hart,the wife of an Alzheimer's victim, and her strugle with the issues and daily tribulations of caring for her husband. Hear in her own words her experiences with her husband as he progressed through the disease.
Alzheimer's News and Links - A new and improved collection of the latest news and great resources on the web. News, Research, statistics, families with with Alzheimer's patients, patient's websites and more. We are always adding other sites, feel free to forward your favorite Alzhiemer's related links.