Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Memory Loss Tapes, Alzheimer's Project on HBO, Sunday 9pm

HBO is going to repeat this series often, and sometimes the signal will be unscrambled, allowing everyone to see "The Alzheimer's Project". Part one is "The Memory Loss Tapes".
HBO calls the series "A new way of looking at the disease". Click here for the HBO Link, and all four episodes can be streamed from here as well.

My lifetime friend, Charlton McMillan, and his wife Shari Cookson were instrumental in creating The Memory Loss Tapes, the first episode of this four-part HBO series. Shari, who is a multiple Emmy nominee for Living Dolls and All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise, shares director-producer credit with Nick Doob. Charlton, an Emmy winner for Living Dolls, shares editing credit with Nick. Charlton also did some editing work on the second part of the series, Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?

Here are two print reviews for the series:
New York Times
L.A. Times
A blog review from critic James Bawden

Be sure to either watch or record this and let people know about it. We never know when we will have to deal with this disease either within our families or within our own minds. Rather than giving money to corporate gamblers, we should be funding cures and care for humanitarian efforts and documentaries such as these.

The Alzheimer's Organization is at

Patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s can visit Icara Study to see if they might be eligible to enroll. [Thanks to Tracy for this]


ActionALZ May 9, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

As a part of "THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT" and the leading source of information and support for people touched by this disease, the Alzheimer's Association appreciates your help in shedding light on Alzheimer's. The Association and its 77 local chapters nationwide are available with information, including risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, and services such as support groups. Visit us at for more information on the disease, HBO documentary or to find services in your area.

jonathan July 11, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

A sadly disease. I heard there are more seniors that get this disease now.

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