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Thief of Memories / Ladron de Recuerdos

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Thief of Memories / Ladron de Recuerdos

Picture of Julio Cesar Ortiz

Julio Cesar Ortiz, a reporter for KMEX TV 34 (Univision) in Los Angeles, produced a three-part series that examined the effects of Alzheimer's disease on elderly Latinos. Titled "Thief of Memories," his Spanish-language series highlighted the various stages of the memory-destroying condition and presented options for families who are struggling to care for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease. "Thief of Memories" was also scheduled for broadcast in 15 affiliate television markets during "sweeps week." The Alzheimer's Association sent Ortiz a letter of commendation following the series, saying his report generated at least 1,000 inquiries by family members seeking information and support.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010