Sunrise Senior Living Communities to Show HBO's The Alzheimer's Project
- Nationwide locations open doors to professionals and families caring for seniors to screen ground-breaking documentary series -
The Alzheimer's Project is HBO's four-part, multi-platform series that brings new understanding and hope for millions and reveals human faces behind the disease. This 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 scientists as they work towards a cure.
"Sunrise residents with memory loss are the human faces of Alzheimer's disease," said
Alzheimer's is the second most-feared illness in America behind cancer, and may affect as many as five million Americans. As Baby Boomers reach retirement, that number could soar to more than 11 million by 2040, and have a huge economic impact on America's already fragile healthcare system.
"As more seniors develop cognitive impairments, family members who assumed caregiving responsibilities are strained to provide adequate care for their aging loved one while managing other obligations. That's where Sunrise can help," said Altman.
Sunrise assisted living communities offer a wide range of services for seniors with memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The special Reminiscence Neighborhoods at Sunrise communities focus on creating pleasant days for each individual in a secure, close knit environment that is supportive and comfortable. Sunrise caregivers are complemented by this unique environment and the best-in-class training they receive.
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 Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer's Association(R), The Fidelity(R) Charitable Gift Fund, and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back(R) Alzheimer's Initiative. The series is Produced by
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