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For years, Alzheimer’s has devastated the lives of millions of families.

It’s estimated that more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s in America right now. The disease is the 6th leading cause of death in America.

Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease. In 2017, Alzheimer’s will cost the nation 259 billion dollars.

In the past ten years, a great deal has been learned about this life altering disease. Our baby boomers are surging into their golden years like a tsunami. Millions of Americans are hitting their 65th birthdays with a vision of living well into their 90’s -- healthy and active as long as they stay proactive about their lifestyle.

But what if their life’s path is destined to be different. Because of genetics, environment or just misjudging their own life style, they wake up one day with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, for which there is no cure. It is, instead, the beginning of a slow and long good bye to family, loved ones and friends as they slip into the totally unknown abyss of their self.

In this very personal and critically important documentary, we will meet those on the front lines-- neuroscientists, clinicians, and doctors from around the world. They will share with us what their cutting-edge research and experience has revealed. All that is being learned. How far have we come. How far we have to go. And-- we’ll learn about disease-modifying treatments as well as preventive strategies.

We will step into the lives of those who have been diagnosed early to see how they are progressing. And -- we will discover just how complicated and emotionally draining it can be to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Eleven time Michigan Emmy award documentary Producer/Director Keith Famie will go to the FRONT LINES to document the men and women who are doing what they can globally to better understand ALZHEIMER’s.

"My father, a WWII hero dad of three, suffered such a fate. When he took his last breath with me holding his hand totally not knowing who I was as I sat at his bedside, I vowed to one day do what I could as a filmmaker to help shed light on what families can do and how we all can better live a life to avoid, as much as possible, such a fate - the time is now."

- Keith Famie

Executive Producers:

Tony & Mary Schimizzi
Keith Famie

Community Leaders:

Bob Gillette /
American House
Jim and Cathy Deutchman

In memory Of those who lost the battle with alzheimer's or dementia:

Graziano Schimizzi
Ronald Reagan
Charlton Heston
Rita Hayworth
Sugar Ray Robinson
Peter Falk
E.B. White
Rosa Parks
Robin Williams
George Lee Anderson
Peter Breck
Eddie Albert
James Doohan
Norman Rockwell
Estelle Getty
Albert Famie

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