Julianne Moore’s Golden Globe-winning (and newly Academy Award-nominated) performance in the new film “Still Alice” is creating a lot of buzz. But what does this mean for our own Alzheimer’s fight? I’ll be discussing just that tomorrow morning on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show.”
“Still Alice” is more than just award-winning cinema; it’s an intimate, important look at how early onset Alzheimer’s can disrupt our daily lives – not to mention those of our friends and family. The film does the important work of putting the uncomfortable truth about Alzheimer’s out in the open.
With both Hollywood and the nation’s attention now focused on the heartbreaking effects of Alzheimer’s, we have the opportunity to leverage this moment to reach millions with the importance of finding a cure. The HIV/AIDS movement was launched forward with the help of the heartbreaking film “Philadelphia.” “Still Alice” could have a similar impact on our Alzheimer’s fight. To leverage this moment, though, we need your help to make sure as many people as possible see this film.
I hope you’ll find time to listen to this important conversation about the role of “Still Alice” in our fight to stop Alzheimer’s. I encourage you to call in with your own questions or stories about how Alzheimer’s has touched your life.