• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: May 10, 2009
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic 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. 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
  3. 70
    The Alzheimer's Project, a four-part series that began with two episodes focused on harrowing descriptions of the disease, concludes on a hopeful note with two more outlining research advances.
  4. The Alzheimer's Project is hard to watch. It's just not as hard as the disease it examines.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    What's here is pitch-perfect - the fear, loss, emotional devastation and, peculiar to this disease, silence.
  6. 80
    Thankfully, while the reckoning of "The Memory Loss Tapes" is probably necessary, the other documentaries in the series are a little more hopeful.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    It's perhaps inevitable that this project will range from sobering and moving to, at times, feeling a bit too much like homework.
  10. 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.
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  1. ErnieK
    May 12, 2009
    8
    An important series, but poorly assembled, I fear the opening hour caused many viewers to turn it off due to the hopelessness depicted. The An important series, but poorly assembled, I fear the opening hour caused many viewers to turn it off due to the hopelessness depicted. The producers needed to sprinkle bits of the hope from researchers throughout the grim introduction of the patients. Full Review »