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  • Series Premiere Date: May 10, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: The four-part documentary looks at the people affected by Alzheimer's and the search for a cure.
  • Genre(s): Health & Lifestyle, Documentary, Science
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Mandi Bierly
    100
    The four-part docuseries begins with ''The Memory Loss Tapes,'' a moving look at the disease's progression through seven patients at various stages. It's not a question of if you'll cry, it's how soon.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    What's here is pitch-perfect - the fear, loss, emotional devastation and, peculiar to this disease, silence.
  3. The Alzheimer’s Project is an ambitious, disturbing, emotionally fraught and carefully optimistic four-part documentary exploring virtually every angle of Alzheimer's disease that can be explored on television
  4. In many respects, HBO's The Alzheimer's Project is nearly identical to the Emmy-winning PBS Alzheimer's presentation, "The Forgetting," which was first broadcast in 2004 and updated last year.
  5. The zeal and dedication of researchers is inspiring, and so are the patients and caregivers who struggle with the disease everyday, but over all, The Alzheimer’s Project celebrates hope at the expense of caution.
  6. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    60
    We like noble efforts. But we tend to like them better on television when they're accompanied by a sense of pacing and entertainment value. (If things were otherwise, PBS would rule the universe.) In this case, a few more spoonfuls of sugar might have helped this medicine go down.
  7. The Alzheimer's Project is hard to watch. It's just not as hard as the disease it examines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1