This morning I came across a blog post over at CNN that mentioned a television special hosted by Larry King. It’s called “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Edpidmic”. It was air on May 1st at 7pm Central.
On Sunday May 1st, CNN will air the first Larry King special, premiering at 8pm ET/PT and will be titled “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic.” It’s being called the disease of the 21st century as an estimated 5.4 million people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth-leading cause of death across all ages in the United States, but many Americans still do not know much about this illness. The one-hour special will look into Alzheimer’s disease, who gets it and why, the race to find effective treatments and a possible cure.King will be joined by people who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and will include interviews with former First Lady Laura Bush and California’s former First Lady and Alzheimer’s activist Maria Shriver; actors Seth Rogen, and Angie Dickinson; TV host Leeza Gibbons; football star Terrell Owens and son of President Ronald Reagan, Ron Reagan. Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will explain what Alzheimer’s is and how this disease affects the human brain.
According to Generation Alzheimer’s, a new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association on Jan. 27, 2011 one in eight baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s, a devastating, heartbreaking, costly disease. It’s no longer their grandparents and parents who have Alzheimer’s – it’s the baby boomers themselves.
There are currently an estimated 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer’s.
For more information on the Larry King special “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Edpidmic“. Seth Rogen talks about his future mother-in-law who is only 59 and has already had it for several years [Seth Rogen: Alzheimer’s is ‘brutal’]. “I think until you see it firsthand, it’s kind of hard to conceive of how brutal it is,” Rogen told CNN on Tuesday. “Until I saw it, you just don’t get kind of how heartbreaking it can be.”
Again, the special airs on CNN on Sunday, May 1st at 7pm Central and again on May 7th.
- “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Edpidmic“.
- Seth Rogen: Alzheimer’s is ‘brutal’.
- Also see The Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report video.
- Leeza Gibbon’s advice to Alzheimer’s caregivers: Breathe, believe and receive.