The Alzheimer's Project, a new four part documentary on Alzheimer's, will air on HBO May 10-12. My friend Chuck Jackson and his care partner Marianne will be featured in the Caregivers segment. There is also a segment more focused on people with memory loss, one on science and one hosted by Maria Shriver on what it feels like to be the child or grandchild of someone with Alzheimer's.
These segments, along with 15 supplemental films and a glossary, will be available on the HBO site after May 12th. A companion book is in the works.
The HBO site says this project is "changing the way America thinks about Alzheimer's disease." We'll see if these documentaries really help us take a fresh look at memory loss.