‘Still Alice’ Charity Premier

On Thursday, at 11.55 when this blog is published, I’ll be in London.  I’ll probably be nervously wandering walking around waiting for 12.30 to arrive so I can walk in the Curzon Theatre to await the arrival of Julianne Moore and the first British showing of Still Alice.

First, I’ll be meeting Christopher (who is living with dementia) and his wife Veronica who appeared in a Channel 4 programme called ‘Who Are You’  with Grayson Perry. I’ll also meet Angie ( a dementia support worker) and Gillian who she supports. I’m so looking forward to meeting their friendly faces first and having a chat over coffee to calm our my nerves.
If all goes to plan, at 1pm Julianne Moore will arrive and do all her interviews and will then sign up to become a Dementia Friend before introducing the film. While everyone is watching the film she will then come and spend time with us, chatting….with us……..amazing.
It will all be filmed and recorded so I hope that will enable me to remember this very special day for a long time – in the future, when my memory fades, my daughters will be able to watch the footage and I’m sure I will sit with them and still feel the very special emotion generated from this very special day.

Update on Channel 4 News – article is now being showed on Friday and not Thursday as first thought…….

Don’t anyone pinch me so I wake up from this dream – I’m happy where I am, thank you.

 

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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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