Caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer's Disease will find this upcoming documentary informative and supportive of the challenges of caring for seniors with memory loss. HBO reports Alzheimer's Disease is the second most feared disease after cancer and more than 5 million Americans are affected by it. As there is currently no cure for the disease, it is also predicted that this number will more than double in the next 30 years.
This 4-part documentary, The Alzheimer's Project, will air on May 10 - 12 on HBO and includes 15 short films highlighting the latest research for a cure, profiles community programs and looks at 7 individuals who are living with Alzheimer's Disease, including a focus on their caregivers who must cope with the progression of the disease.
HBO has also launched a website to provide educational information on The Alzheimer's Project. Check it out and spread the word.
Caregivers and seniors can also learn more about caring for those with memory loss by reading the stories caregivers share on Caregiverlist (and you may also share your own story).
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