May 13th, 2024

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient” For The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper


NEW YORK, NY – (May 13, 2024) – The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper, a CNN Original, returns with a groundbreaking look at the latest medical research showing that symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented, slowed, and potentially even reversed. “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient” with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta premieres Sunday, May 19 at 8pm ET/PT on CNN, and streams on MAX on June 18.

In a report spanning five years, Dr. Gupta follows Alzheimer’s patients through their courses of treatment and explains why so many experts are calling it the “most hopeful” era for dementia patients and their loved ones. A practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Gupta also evaluates the pros and cons of the latest tests designed to measure an individual’s risk for the disease and even undergoes the battery of tests himself, weighing his own risk for the world’s most common neurodegenerative disorder.

“Preventing problems down the road is health care, instead of sick care,” said Dr. Gupta. “Today, getting off the road to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is so much simpler than we previously thought. The decisions we make every day – to eat healthy, to move more, to learn new skills, and to spend time with loved ones – sounds easy, but the evidence is clear. It can, and it will, lead to better brain health.”

Today, nearly 7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient,” Dr. Gupta also details what viewers can do in their everyday lives that could help drive down their own risk for developing the devastating disease.

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper is executive produced by Susan Chun.

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper will stream live for pay TV subscribers via, CNN connected TV and mobile apps on Sunday, May 19. “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient” will also be available on demand beginning Monday, May 20 to pay TV subscribers via, CNN connected TV and mobile apps, and Cable Operator Platforms. Past episodes of The Whole Story are available to stream on demand now on MAX.

The Whole Story is also available as a CNN Audio showcast. Visit or listen wherever you get your podcasts.


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The CNN Originals group develops, produces and acquires original, long-form unscripted programming for CNN Worldwide. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of Talent, CNN

Originals and creative development, oversees the award-winning CNN Originals portfolio that includes the following premium content brands: CNN Original Series, CNN Films, CNN Presents, and the newly formed CNN Studios, an internal production studio which creates long-form programming for CNN’s global platforms. Since 2012, the team has overseen and executive produced more than 45 multi-part documentary series and 60 feature-length documentary films, earning more than 110 awards and 445 nominations for the cable network, including CNN Films’ first Academy Award® for Navalny, making CNN the only news organization with this distinction. Acclaimed titles include the Peabody Award winning and 13-time Emmy® Award-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown; five time Emmy® nominee, Apollo 11, directed by Todd Douglas Miller; Emmy® nominated Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico; the Emmy® Award-nominated “Decades Series”: The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties, The 2000s, and The 2010s, executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman; The Last Movie Stars, directed by Ethan Hawke about the lives and careers of actors and humanitarians Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman; Grammy® Award nominee Little Richard: I Am Everything, directed by Lisa Cortés; The Many Lives of Martha Stewart; This is Life with Lisa Ling; Primetime Emmy® and duPont-Columbia Award-winning, RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen; See It Loud: The History of Black Television, executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter; Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight in partnership with the BBC; the Producers Guild Award and three-time Emmy® Award-winning Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy; BAFTA nominee and Directors Guild Award winner, Three Identical Strangers, directed by Tim Wardle; and the five-time Emmy® Award-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell; The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper; and Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?. CNN Originals can be seen on CNN, the CNN Original Hub on Max and discovery+, and for pay TV subscription via, CNN apps and cable operator platforms.

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