University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Invited to Screen New Documentary Series on Alzheimer’s Disease

May 4, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has been invited by Home Box Office (HBO) to screen the first of four documentaries in its "The Alzheimer's Project" series.

The screening, which is open to the public, will be held May 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing Room 1.116, 1700 Red River St.

"Caregivers," the first in the HBO Alzheimer's series, is a collection of five portraits, each of which highlights the sacrifices and successes of people experiencing their loved ones' gradual descent into dementia. The series was done in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.

The series will air nationally on HBO beginning May 10.

Created by the award-winning team behind HBO's "Addiction" project, the series takes a close look at groundbreaking discoveries made by the country's leading scientists in the area of Alzheimer's research. It also examines the effects of the debilitating and fatal disease on those with Alzheimer's and their families.

For more information, contact: Nancy Neff.

1 Comment to "University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Invited to Screen New Documentary Series on Alzheimer’s Disease"

1.  Karen94133 said on May 5, 2009

I had a chance to see a pre-screening of the HBO special, and it was great. The segment that I saw showed why clinical studies are so important. Alzheimer's therapies treat the symptoms associated with the disease, not the disease itself. There is a new study that explores if Bapineuzumab (Bapi), an investigational drug mentioned in the HBO special, can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s can visit http://www.icarastudy.com to see if they might be eligible to enroll.