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Alzheimer's disease : facing the facts

Author: Glenn Orkin; WGBH Video (Firm)
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In comparison to cancer, heart disease, and AIDS, Alzheimer's disease greatly lags in research funding, media attention, and celebrity support. Examine the personal and societal implications of this discrepancy, profiling families living with Alzheimer's, interviewing the doctors on the front lines, and scrutinizing the latest research.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Orkin; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9781593759018 1593759010
OCLC Number: 463630891
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Credits: Writer/producer, Carol Edwards and Glenn Orkin ; director/editor, Glenn Orkin.
Performer(s): Edward Herrmann, narrator.
Event notes: Originally broadcast by PBS in 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; stereo.
Contents: Introduction --
Stealing humanity --
Not a normal part of aging --
A dark future --
To conquer disease --
Lifestyle choices --
Hope for the future.
Responsibility: written and produced by Carol Edwards and Glenn Orkin ; directed and edited by Glenn Orkin.

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In comparison to cancer, heart disease, and AIDS, Alzheimer's disease greatly lags in research funding, media attention, and celebrity support. Examine the personal and societal implications of this discrepancy, profiling families living with Alzheimer's, interviewing the doctors on the front lines, and scrutinizing the latest research.

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