Jay and Blanchette Rockefeller

Senator Jay Rockefellere discusses his struggles of caregiving for his mother, Blanchette Rockefeller, a patient of Alzheimer's Disease.

About the Special

A vibrant 45-year-old woman finds herself increasingly struggling to remember familiar tasks, uncertain why her memory is fading away. To Not Fade Away is a follow-up to the Emmy Award-winning documentary Not Fade Away, which followed the story of Marie Vitale, a middle-aged woman stricken with Alzheimer’s Disease. In this updated version, RLTV revisits Vitale and her family five years after the initial diagnosis to see how their lives have changed.

About the Host

Lea Thompson

To Not Fade Away is narrated by Lea Thompson, the veteran broadcast journalist known for hard-hitting and informative investigative pieces particularly focused on health, consumer, environment, fraud and safety issues. She has won hundreds of professional and civic awards.