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May 28, 2009 3:00 PM  CST

The Alzheimer's Project 

Alzheimer's Family Services will host a special screening and discussion of HBO’s The Alzheimer’s Project on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at First Baptist Church beginning at 8:00am.

 

The Alzheimer’s Project is HBO’s 4-part, multi-platform series that brings new understanding and hope for millions and reveals human faces behind the disease. The pioneering documentary series shines a spotlight on the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families, and takes a close look at the groundbreaking discoveries made by the country’s leading scientist as they work towards a cure.

 

Segments include: The Memory Loss Tapes; Grandpa, Do you know who I am? (with Maria Shriver); Momentum in Science; and Caregivers. Topics will cover various stages of the disease process and participants are encouraged to engage in small group and open discussion.  

 

Attendance is limited to the first 150 registrants. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for the event, please call (850) 478-7790, email AFS@alzfamserv.org, or register online at www.AlzFamServ.org.  

 

The Alzheimer’s Project was created by the award winning team behind HBO’s acclaimed Addiction project and is presented by HBO Documentary Films in association with the National Institute on Aging of the National Institute of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association®, the Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund, and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer’s Initiative.

 

The event is presented locally by: Alzheimer's Family Services, Angels Home Health Care; Home Instead Senior Care (Pensacola); First Baptist Church of Pensacola; and Covenant Hospice.

 

Alzheimer's Family Services is a local not-for-profit organization that provides education and emotional support for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. AFS serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties FL, as well as Escambia County, AL. We provide multiple support groups, information, memory screens, and transmitters for wandering patients. 100% of donations remain in the local area.



 

For additional information on this release, please contact:
Kristina Robison
Phone: (850) 478-7790
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Source: Alzheimer's Family Services  
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