Actress Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance as Alice, in the movie “Still Alice,” is a big win for the awareness of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Based on the book written by neuroscientist turned novelist, Dr. Lisa Genova, Moore’s character was inspired by Genova’s personal experience of being a granddaughter of a grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 80.
According to Genova, in an interview with CBS News, in addition to conducting brain research with a professional neuroscientist, “I found what was lacking is an understanding of what it feels like to have it.”
Unlike Genova’s grandmother, Moore’s character Alice develops early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50.
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