Reactions to Day 3 of HBO’s “The Alzheimer’s Project”

I caught the 3rd and final day of The Alzheimer’s Project last night. If you weren’t able to catch it live, here are the links (Caregivers and Momentum in Science Part 2). The Caregivers documentary was especially touching and each person/family profiled should be commended for how well they handled such extreme stress and heartache. I think everyone who watches it can appreciate their commitment to love and friendship.

The Momentum in Science Part 2 was informative but left me wanting more. They touched on building cognitive reserve but didn’t go into much detail unfortunately. I thought it was interesting that they were willing to talk about nutrition, physical exercise, and even unproven pharmaceutical cures but unwilling to talk much at all about cognitive exercise and how exciting it is that products like Posit Science’s The Brain Fitness Program have shown positive results in clinical trials. There is a lot of research (read more in our research section) showing the effects of cognitive stimulation, yet very little was discussed in the series. I think it is a mistake for “The Alzheimer’s Project” and its sponsors to ignore the research out there about this subject.

What do you think?

~Lindsay

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One Response to Reactions to Day 3 of HBO’s “The Alzheimer’s Project”

  1. Marbles Blog says:

    Actually, after further research on the HBO site, they do talk more about the research behind cognitive reserve in their supplemental series. Thank you to Randy Buckner from Harvard Univesity and David Bennett from Rush University Medical Center for your great work in this area.

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