Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's


The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's is a two-hour special showing tonight on OPB at 9:00 pm (check your time on your local Public Broadcasting Station.) The 90-minute documentary is based on David Shenk's best-selling book The Forgetting. Like Shenk's book, the documentary is a dramatic, yet compassionate, look at Alzheimer's that weaves together the history and biology of the disease with the very real-world and often intense, experiences of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers.

The documentary is followed by Alzheimer's: The Help You Need, a half-hour program hosted by David Hyde Pierce that features top Alzheimer's experts from around the nation. No matter what your relationship to Alzheimer's, the follow-up show will outline what you need to know about Alzheimer's and where you can turn for help.

As someone, whose own life has been dramatically, and forever touched by the ravaging transformations that Alzheimer's creates in my own loved ones. I am an ardent supporter for more understanding and research for the causes, prevention and potential cure for this terrible disease.

Please watch this show, knowing that if we live long enough, the statistics are that we, too, will be most likely affected by this disease. Join me as I watch the program from Salem, Oregon and show your own support by checking out Ami Simms and the incredible work she does at Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, please check out the newest quilts on auction, or display venues, and consider contributing a Priority Quilt of your own.

And, please use Goodsearch to make at least two of your searches a day to benefit this wonderful project putting in Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (Burton, MI) as your benefit site of choice.

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Jig Swatches Puzzle Quilt
(designed by Kelly Gallaher-Abbott for Jukebox Quilts)
Download Jig Swatches Puzzle Pattern

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your support!
    Ami :)

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  2. Just stopped by to thank you so much for your wonderful support and for reminding me of what I should have relied on-faith. Thanks. You're very Dear.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.