Golden Globe for Still Alice

Just a quick extra blog today to congratulate Julianne Moore on winning the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama motion  picture for her role as Alice Howland in the film Still Alice. Still Alice is the story of a 50yr young professor  who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. It is the story of her journey and is based on Lisa Genova’s novel of the same name.

The film is due for release in this country at the beginning of March. Katie from the Alzheimer’s press office has kindly sent me a pre release copy to review. I’ve watched it twice but need to watch it a third time this weekend to complete the review (advantage of having little short-term memory!ha!) but all I can say is ‘WOW’  – a very moving and powerful film. Julianne Moore well deserved the golden globe – let’s hope more awards follow as the more publicity we can get the better for all of us with Alzheimer’s in our lives.

More to follow at a later date…………

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About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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