Thursday, May 7, 2009

Alzheimer's HBO Series

Hi everyone, I know this blog is mostly to do with bipolar, but, as most of you know, my mom has Alzheimer's, and it is heartbreaking. Anyhow, on Sunday, May 10, HBO is going to begin airing a documentary series on Alzheimer's. This is a big deal. It is also my understanding that some cable networks will allow access to the programs even if you don't subscribe to HBO. You will also be able to stream the programs or get them via NetFlix.

Here's a link where you can get more information. There are a lot of other Alzheimer's resources there, too.

The Alzheimer's Project

My hope is that if any of you have loved ones who are living with Alzheimer's, that you will find this information helpful. I am very anxious to see it, probably won't be able to until later next week, unfortunately....but....better late than never, right? I am expecting to learn a lot.


Tracy said...

The HBO special was great, and it showed why clinical studies are so important. Current Alzheimer's therapies treat the symptoms associated with the disease, not the disease itself. There is a new study that explores if Bapineuzumab (Bapi), an investigational drug mentioned in the HBO special, can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s can visit www.icarastudy.com to see if they might be eligible to enroll.