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Julianne Moore for best actress Oscar 2015!

Will Julianne Moore win best actress at Academy Awards tonight, February 22, 2015?

I just saw the movie Still Alice last night. I’d been patiently waiting for it to reach my central Illinois city. The film finally made it just in the nick of time – the same weekend of the Academy Awards 2015.

Will Julianne Moore win a best actress Oscar for Still Alice?

I’m left haunted by the performance of Julianne Moore as Alice, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed she finally wins her Oscar for what I’d consider a worthy and heartbreaking portrait of an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim. I’m so grateful for this movie and the book of the same name for raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.

Good luck tonight to Julianne Moore, my fingers will be crossed for her to win!

Bring on Still Alice movie!

I’ve been seeing some great publicity lately for the movie Still Alice with Julianne Moore, and I can’t wait for this movie to be released sometime in 2015! It’s the film adaptation of the book by Lisa Genova, and I think it will go a long way to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a clip from the film:

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Still Alice will be a movie with Julianne Moore!

Still Alice will be made into a movie!Julianne Moore will star in Still Alice movieI’m thrilled to learn that “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova will make it to the big screen as a movie to help spread awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and even more thrilled to see such a top notch actress as Julianne Moore involved with the project. This early-onset story will go a long way in educating the public that this disease is not just for the elderly and that a cure must be found.

How about you, are you excited to hear this novel will be made into a movie?

Dementia Film from the Inside Looking Out

You're Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don't, dementia film by Scott KirschenbaumMake sure you catch the new dementia film “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t” by Scott Kirschenbaum. It is currently airing on PBS stations nationwide and shows dementia from the perspective of someone afflicted with the disease, specifically a woman in California named Lee Gorewitz.

This is an unusual and startling perspective to witness this disease from, and the description of this film reminds me of the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova, although much farther along in the progression of the illness. I have this set on my DVR already to watch, check your local PBS listings and search for the program “Independent Lens” to find it. I’ll share my thoughts after I watch it, and I’d love to know what you think about it too. Please check it out and come back to comment.

Image and information courtesy of The New York Times

Still Alice by Lisa Genova: book review

I recently finished reading Still Alice by Lisa Genova and really enjoyed the book. While this is a book about a woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease (EOAD), it is not a true story and is categorized as fiction. The author wrote from the viewpoint of the very intelligent woman named Alice who is diagnosed with dementia while in her fifties and at the pinnacle of her career as a college professor. And this perspective makes it a very interesting read, getting you in the head of the Alzheimer’s patient to understanding their confusion and how they interpret their own mental decline.

Still Alice Lisa Genova book reviewThe story details only a couple of years after Alice’s diagnosis, so the grim details of end-stage Alzheimer’s is omitted completely, as is Alice’s death. Her family, including a husband and three children, are portrayed in agreement of Alice’s care for the most part, with only a few minor family squabbles, while her husband remains the primary caregiver for the entire length of the story. All in all, Still Alice is a well written story and interesting read about the onset of Alzheimer’s and how it affects the patient and their family. Continue reading