The Challenges of Alzheimer's December Focus of the Exploring Critical Issues TV Series

Alzheimer's Disease is expected to be a health emergency in the coming decades as America's generation of baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1964 -- become our country's largest group of senior citizens ...

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Alzheimer's Disease is expected to be a health emergency in the coming decades as America's generation of baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1964 -- become our country's largest group of senior citizens ever. In the third installment of this fall's Exploring Critical Issues televised series, The Challenges of Alzheimer's, produced by Telecare Studios and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, looks at the unrelenting challenges Alzheimer's presents to patients, families, researchers, society and our health care system.

The hour-long broadcast will air over two weeks, beginning Saturday December 10th. Dr. Scott leads the discussion with studio guests: Adelphi University Professor of Psychology Dr. Robert Bornstein, Music and Memory Executive Director Dan Cohen, MSW; Dr. Howard Fillit of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and New York State Association of Health Care Providers/Long Island Chapter President Mary Winters.

Approaches to the prevention, treatment and care of those with Alzheimer's is reflected by the diversity of our guests for this program, noted Dr. Scott. Music produces therapeutic benefits, new drug research is promising, and the options for professional in-home care of Alzheimer's patients is a boon to families. Much is still to be done but our panel raises the right issues and explores answers.

The one-hour The Challenges of Alzheimer's broadcast airs in December over two weeks as follows: Saturday, December 10 and December 17 at 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 11 and December 18 at 7:00 a.m.; Monday, December 12 and December 19 at 10:30 p.m.; and Friday, December 16 and December 23 at 1:00 p.m. The Challenges of Alzheimer's can be viewed on Cablevision channels 29 (Long Island) and 137 (Connecticut and NY area outside of Long Island), Verizon FiOS channel 296 (including NY and Fairfield, CT) and simultaneously online at

Seen by over seven million households, Exploring Critical Issues has earned three Telly Awards, the cable equivalent of the Emmy.

As the engaged University, Adelphi is proud to sponsor Exploring Critical Issues to provide scholars, advocates, and other distinguished guests with a forum in which to explore critical local, regional, national, and global topics, such as the environment, health, business, the arts, politics, law, and government regulations.
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About Dr. Robert A. Scott:
Inaugurated as Adelphi's ninth president in July 2000, Dr. Scott has built on the University's rich traditions in undergraduate and graduate education and continues to link the liberal arts and sciences with professional programs. Since his appointment, Adelphi University has enjoyed new levels of academic growth and excellence, increased student enrollment, and an enriched campus life supported by alumni, faculty and administration. Dr. Scott's philosophy of an "engaged" university is apparent in his dedication to the community, including undertaking the televised series, Exploring Critical Issues. For more on Dr. Scott, see:

About Adelphi University:
Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work-the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.