Emmy-nominated The Alzheimer’s Project to have special screening in Rockford

Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter in partnership with HBO and Rockford Health System presents the Emmy-nominated HBO The Alzheimer’s Project on two consecutive Wednesdays at Rockford Health System Funderburg Auditorium, 2300 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford.

Both sessions will be from 6-8:30 p.m. The first,
The Memory Loss Tapes & Caregivers,

will be Aug. 12, and the second,
Momentum in Science,

will be Aug. 19. After each screening, a discussion will follow the viewing.

We are excited to be able to give an opportunity to the public to view such an important documentary,

said Nancy Rainwater, director of communications for the Greater Illinois Chapter.
The different segments of the series shine a bright spotlight on how this disease ultimately affects everyone it touches. Following both viewings, there will be the opportunity for discussion.

According to Erna Colborn, president and CEO of the Greater Illinois Chapter,
Deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease increased by 47.1 percent from 2000 until 2006, while deaths due to heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and stroke all showed a decrease. Alzheimer’s disease is the health crisis of the 21st century.

The Alzheimer’s Project was nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Special (
Momentum in Science

), Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking (
The Memory Loss Tapes

) and Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction Program (
Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?

with Maria Shriver).

If you would like to attend this Emmy-nominated The Alzheimer’s Project, please call the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter at (815) 484-1300.

from the Aug 12-18, 2009 issue

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