Join NET for a free screening and expert panel discussion of Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts—an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease. With power and passion, the one-hour documentary weaves together the sobering statistics about Alzheimer’s; expert commentary delineating the societal consequences if we don’t have a medical breakthrough; and compelling stories filmed around the country in places where Alzheimer’s is growing rapidly – places where we see previews of the future happening today.
The facts around Alzheimer’s disease are overwhelming, but it’s easy to get involved. The first step is talking about it. Whether you are dealing with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis personally, caring for a person living with the disease or simply want to offer support to families affected, the film, its supporting materials, and partner resources are an easy first step to educating yourself and others, attracting attention to the need for more research, and empowering individuals to stand up against Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information about the show, visit: http://www.pbs.org/show/alzheimers-every-minute-counts/