HBO Original Series

The Alzheimer's Project DVD

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$19.97
One of the most devastating forms of memory loss is Alzheimer's disease, an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Today, Alzheimer's is the second most-feared illness in America, following cancer, and may affect as many as five million Americans. As the baby boom generation moves through retirement age in 2011, that number will soar. The Alzheimer's Project provides an in-depth look into the scientific advances being made in research and medical understanding of the disease.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 298 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 28, 2009
  • Packaging: Custom Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Momentum In Science: The Supplementary Series
  • Release Date: 2009

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15 Reviews
4.9

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HBOThe Alzheimer's Project DVD
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (11)
  • Relevant (6)
  • Good resource (5)
  • Reliable research (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (10)
  • Adult viewers (9)
  • Younger viewers (8)
  • Perfect gift (3)
  • Special needs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (8)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great videos

By KR

from Easton pa

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Resource
  • Informative
  • Relevant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about this product:

      I use the videos one dementia stages to do education with my therapists

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awsome

      By lolly

      from rockford, il

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Resource
      • Informative
      • Relevant
      • Reliable Research

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Special Needs
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        I will use this for my dementia group as a facilitator as well as at work at our facility for alzheimer's disease /dementia community members

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic teaching tool

        By Kate

        from Florida

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Resource
        • Informative
        • Relevant
        • Reliable Research

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • Special Needs

          Comments about this product:

          I use the Alzheimer's DVD Momentum in Science section to help college students understand the disease, the research connected with the disease, and ways an individual might be able to modify their own risk for the disease. I use the caregiver and patient memory tapes to help students understand the social imapct of the disease.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent coverage

          By RunsWithScissors

          from Madison, AL

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Broad Appeal
          • Good Resource
          • Informative
          • Relevant
          • Reliable Research

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • In The Car
            • Special Needs
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            My Father-in-Law has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and we needed to learn more about the disease. This turned out to be the right venue. It accurately portrays the sad devastation to the individual and its subsequent impact upon families and society as well as giving hope and insight for the future. This is an excellent production and I recommend it for anyone looking for information.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            HBO Alzheimer's videos excellent for any

            By dave

            from Layton, UT

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Broad Appeal
            • Informative
            • Relevant
            • Reliable Research

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              The HBO Alzheimer's videos are outstanding, not just for families of those with AD, but anyone interested in maintaining their brain and mental faculties, especially the suplemental series on new science.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              i love it...

              By cna jt

              from wellsburg,wv

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Pros

              • Broad Appeal
              • Entertaining
              • Good Resource
              • Informative
              • Relevant
              • Reliable Research

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • In school or work
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                this is great. i got this because i'm in the medical field and i work with poeple with it. it has alot to teach poeple and really great for kids and teens that have a grandparant with it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of the Best Alzheimer's Video to see

                By Heart that Cares

                from Cuero, Texas

                Comments about this product:

                This is the best Alzheimer's Video I have seen. I use it as a training tool for staff of Long Term Care Homes. These program is great to have families and friends to view when they have someone that has Alzheimer's. It really helped my family understand what some of our family members are going through. It also helped my family understand why I love working with Alzheimer's Patients for a living.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would recomend this program

                By Heart that Cares

                from Cuero,Texas

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    I would recommend this program to anyone that has a family member or friend that has someone facing alzheimer's. I also use these DVDs for training tools for Long Term Care Staff. Thank You for putting this program out there.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Educational Tool.

                    By Coralmitt

                    from St. Petersburg FL.

                    Comments about this product:

                    I will use this as a teaching tool in my nurse aide classes. When I present the required Alzheimer's Class

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Helped to ease the pain.

                    By Pete M

                    from IL

                    About Me Avid Moviegoer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      My mother is dieing from alzheimer's. The medical facts and research presented has helped on so many levels. I have recommeded this documentary to my entire extended family. I really believe this should be available to a much large audience.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A revelation. My mom has Alz for 6 years

                      By Nicki

                      from Norwood, Ma

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about this product:

                        This education tool was also entirely entertaining, including the research. It was a revelation to see so many different aspects of Alzheimer's covered with many personal stories.
                        I felt hopeful, if not for my mother, then perhaps for myself.
                        I felt a part of something very big and very important.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Must See

                        By NJH

                        from Osceola Mills, Pa

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Pros

                        • Informative

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          My grandmother died of Alzheimers and now my mom has it. This documentary has helped me understand so much more. It is very heartbreaking watching a loved one slip away from you day by day. I recommend that everybody watch these dvd's. I am going to encourage my children to watch them. I don't think I have ever watch something so real and informative. I agree that they should be shown on regular tv channels because not everybody has hbo. Thank you for providing these dvd's.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A MUST FOR ALL TO VIEW!

                          By helentony

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Casual Viewer

                          Pros

                          • Informative
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home
                            • FOR ALL LOVED ONES

                            Comments about this product:

                            The Alzheimer's Project is remarkable and deserves a Pulitzer Prize!This Documentary should be made available on Broadcast Channels for those who are not fortunate to have Cable Television.This is also a useful tool for Health Care Professionals to use in Groups and in Education.Kudos. This is an absolutely priceless documentary. A MUST SEE FOR ALL!Sincerely[...]

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Series

                            By Carie the Caregiver

                            from Weiser, ID

                            About Me Avid Moviegoer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative
                            • Original

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • At Home
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              Excellent series on Alzheimers. Great for caregivers to learn from and use.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Gutsy, heart-wrenching, promising!

                              By Wonder dog

                              from Milwaukee, WI

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Informative
                              • Original

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adult Viewers
                                • At Home
                                • Perfect Gift
                                • Travel
                                • Younger Viewers

                                Comments about this product:

                                I was able to view a prescreening of the caregiver segment. WOW! This project captured the emotional impact of Alzheimer's and at the same time provided insight into a few caregiver's worlds who will be inspirations for many! For many people, this is the reality of Alzheimer's and I am hopeful this segment will open the eyes of many as to the impact of Alzheimer's disease on individuals diagnosed and their family and friends. Kudos to many for a fabulous production!

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