Alan Berliner has been chronicling the final years of his friend, cousin, and former mentor, Edwin Honig - distinguished poet, translator, critic, and teacher - into the depths of Alzheimer's disease. Among many other honors, Honig received honorary "knighthoods" from Spain and Portugal for his seminal translations of Lorca, Calderón, and Pessoa that awakened English-speaking readers to the work of these literary giants. This suite of six short films reveals a poet and wordsmith who may have lost his memory and his command of language, but still retains his sense of rhythm, rhyme and sublime musicality. And through it all, his dignity.
Partners for 40 years, Michael and Gregory approach the end of their journey together with incredible love and courage.
This programme follows Terry coming to terms with his diagnosis, living with his condition, facing the certainty of its conclusion and his mission to find a cure. Adamant that he has done nothing wrong and that Alzheimer s sufferers should not be stigmatised, this is a genuine personal journey of one man, through the science and the reality of what it s like to be diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease.
Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer's disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer's is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. Because of the growing number of aging baby boomers, and the fact that the onset of Alzheimer's is primarily age-related, the number of Alzheimer's case is predicted to skyrocket in the United States. This will not only be a profound human tragedy, but an overwhelming economic one as well. Due to the length of time people live with the illness and need care, it's the most expensive medical condition in the U.S. Future costs for Alzheimer's threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid, and the life savings of millions of Americans.
Alzheimer's, a devastating disease that is the fourth leading cause of death for the elderly population, is a form of dementia that affects millions of Americans. It holds a terrible fate for those it strikes, but it is often most painful for family and friends of those diagnosed with it. This documentary, first aired on PBS, examines the disease as well as moving stories of those who have lost loved ones to the memory-stealing condition.
The title and opening sequence of the film comes from the old typist's test line, "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog." As we see those words repeated over and over again on an old teletype machine, we are introduced to the unnerving pattern of Alzheimer's Disease, which often begins with symptoms like repeating the same story or phrase over and over again… and goes on, like a broken teletype, to thoroughly mangle and jumble the brains of its victims.
Alzheimer's disease is the second-most-feared illness in America, after cancer. Is our anxiety justified? HBO presents this multi-part campaign that looks at the causes, symptoms, treatments and possible cures for this insidious disease.