Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s:
Every Minute Counts

 

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This program illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

 

Alzheimer’s:
The Caregiver’s Perspective

 

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 15 million family members and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care in 2015 to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. In this film, caretakers share their diverse experiences of caring for loved ones, from diagnosis to saying the long goodbye.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Why Every Minute Counts

 

The National Institutes of Health spends over $6 billion a year on cancer research, over $4 billion on heart disease research and over $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research. By comparison, only $480 million is spent on Alzheimer’s research. And since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 89 percent. INSIGHTS explores why every minute counts in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s – and how without one, what the possible dire consequences to our health care system and economy could be.

 

For reference, and to view the documentary Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, click here.

 

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WALLANDER SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE
The Troubled Man

 

Acclaimed actor Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander in three nail-biting episodes. Dealing with northern Europe’s most violent and deranged criminals, Wallander also battles personal demons and appalling health habits. Now, as he starts to lose his memory, his greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer’s.

 

The Troubled Man
With his memory failing, Wallander draws on primal instincts to crack a decades-old submarine mystery. But is it finally curtains for Kurt?

 

WALLANDER SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE
A Lesson In Love

 

Acclaimed actor Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander in three nail-biting episodes. Dealing with northern Europe’s most violent and deranged criminals, Wallander also battles personal demons and appalling health habits. Now, as he starts to lose his memory, his greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer’s.

 

A Lesson In Love
A knife-slashed corpse puts Wallander on a chase for the victim’s missing daughter. Increasingly forgetful, he breaks a cardinal rule of policing.

 

WALLANDER SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE
The White Lioness

 

Acclaimed actor Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander in three nail-biting episodes. Dealing with northern Europe’s most violent and deranged criminals, Wallander also battles personal demons and appalling health habits. Now, as he starts to lose his memory, his greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer’s.

 

The White Lioness
The case of a missing Swede in South Africa leads Wallander down a dangerous path. Worst of all, he’s having blackouts.

 

NOVA
Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

 

Alzheimer’s ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow and even prevent the disease.