A Quick Look at Alzheimer's
These short, animated “pocket films” (~2 to 3 minutes each) are designed to be viewed anywhere at any time: a doctor’s office, a Congressional hallway, a family living room, and more. They were created to help reduce stigma, improve care, and help the public fight against Alzheimer’s disease. They have captured millions of views in the U.S. and around the globe.
The films were written and directed by David Shenk, animated by Jossie Malis, narrated by David Hyde Pierce, with music by Kreidler. They were also reviewed by an advisory board including Naomi S. Boak, Steven T. DeKosky, MD, Geri R. Hall, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD,and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD. They are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Bulgarian.
The films are free for educational use. Find them online at www.aboutalz.org and on YouTube. Add them to your own website or PowerPoint presentation, play them on your phone or tablet, and send them to colleagues and friends. You can also purchase a DVD copy of the films for $0.70 S&H here.
The films include:
- What is Alzheimer's Disease?
- An Urgent Epidemic
- The Race to the Cure
- A Message for Patients and their Families
- The Genetics of Alzheimer's