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DeCarli featured in HBO’s “The Alzheimer’s Project”

Dr. DeCarli with Alzheimer's patient Charles DeCarli, left, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, talks with patient Larry Heppe and his wife, Myrna, in an HBO documentary, “The Alzheimer’s Project.”

Charles DeCarli, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, was among the experts featured in “The Alzheimer’s Project,” a documentary series that was broadcast by HBO in May.

“The Alzheimer’s Project” is a four-part series that examines groundbreaking Alzheimer discoveries made by the country’s leading scientists and the effects this debilitating and fatal disease has on those with Alzheimer’s and their families. The series includes interviews with DeCarli and other specialists at the center who are working to improve the lives of patients and their families every day.

The four-part series is now available online and features:

Watch
"The Alzheimer's Project"
online at
www.hbo.com/alzheimers/.

“The Memory Loss Tapes.” “The Memory Loss Tapes” takes an intimate look at seven individuals living with Alzheimer’s, seeking to introduce a new understanding by sharing the devastating experience of memory loss from the point of view of the person with the disease.

“Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver” and “Momentum in Science, Part 1.” “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver” aims to help children and young teens coping with a grandparent’s illness, and presents vignettes that can help a child understand and deal with a relative’s gradual decline into Alzheimer’s. “Momentum in Science” is a two-part, state-of-science odyssey that takes viewers inside the laboratories and clinics of 25 leading physicians, revealing some of the most cutting-edge Alzheimer research advances.

“Caregivers” and “Momentum in Science, Part 2.” “Caregivers” is a collection of five family portraits that illustrate caring for the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The series concludes with “Momentum in Science, Part 2.”

To learn more about the “The Alzheimer’s Project,” sign up to receive regular updates from the Alzheimer’s Association.

‘The Alzheimer’s Project” is a presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer’s Association, The Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer’s Initiative.