On Sunday, Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland in “Still Alice.”
After accepting her award, she used the spotlight to highlight the isolation of Alzheimer’s disease and raise awareness. She said, “I’m thrilled that we were able to shine a light on Alzheimer’s disease. So many people who have this disease feel marginalized. People who have Alzheimer’s disease deserve to be seen so we can find a cure.”
It’s caregivers, carereceivers and their loved ones who often find Alzheimer’s disease isolating and feel marginalized.
Ms. Moore reportedly spent 4 months researching the role with persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
Today over 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s. And that number is expected to rise to 16 million by 2050. In the film, Alice Howland had Early Onset Alzheimers, which is diagnosed before age 65. In the U.S. there are an estimated 200,000 people with Early Onset.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. And the article Alzheimer’s Symptoms: What Are the 7 A’s of Dementia? describes 7 signs and symptoms of dementia.
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