Julianne Moore Performing in Alzheimer’s Drama ‘Still Alice’ Wins Hollywood Actress Award

Julianne Moore Performing in Alzheimer’s Drama ‘Still Alice’ Wins Hollywood Actress Award

Among the winners of this year’s Hollywood Film Awards is Julianne Moore – she wins this award for her performance as a linguistics professor with Alzheimer’s disease in the movie Still Alice.

The Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s movie is based on the 2007 novel ‘Still Alice’, written by Lisa Genova, an American neuroscientist and author.

According to alzheimers.net there are several ‘Alzheimer’s books’ – “written from many different perspectives, including caregivers, family members and physicians”. The Site goodreads.com lists over 300 books & titles, where ‘Still Alice’ (Paperback) by Lisa Genova is listed first, shelved 185 times as Alzheimer’s, whereas amazon.com lists the top 100 most popular titles related to Alzheimer’s disease.

As per the Site verywell.com there are 8 films that deal with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This includes: Away From Her (2007) – with Julie Christie, Oscar-nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Fiona; The Savages (2007) – about children caring for a parent with dementia; Aurora Borealis (2006) – with Donald Sutherland and Louise Fletcher, where Sutherland plays a grandfather with dementia; The Notebook (2004) – about Allie (Gena Rowlands), who is in a nursing home due to Alzheimer’s disease, see more.

The movie ‘Still Alice’ is about a 50-year-old woman’s sudden decline into early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In this movies Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, a linguistics professor at Columbia diagnosed with familial Alzheimer’s disease, whereas Alec Baldwin plays her husband, John, and Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish play her children, Lydia, Anna and Tom. In this film Alice, a cognitive psychologist newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease has to deal with that news and its implications.

Read more: hollywoodreporter.com


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Source: Cover Image: Julianne Moore at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julianne_Moore_66%C3%A8me_Festival_de_Venise_%28Mostra%29_color.jpg

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