[ View the story ""Still Alice" Puts Alzheimer’s in the Spotlight" on Storify] "Still Alice" Puts Alzheimer’s in the Spotlight
#HERchat· Mon, Feb 23 2015 19:17:05
Julianne Moore won Best Actress for
Still Alice in the Best Leading Actress Category last night, Sunday February 22nd, at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Still Alice is about a 50-year-old professor suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s. Moore portrays the realness and severity of the disease through her character in the film based on Lisa Genova’s 2007 book of the same name.
"I'm so happy. I'm thrilled actually that we were able to hopefully shine a light on Alzheimer's disease," Moore stated as she accepted the award.
RT @ABC: "People with Alzheimer's deserve to be seen so we can find a cure." -@_juliannemoore #Oscars http://t.co/G5K0u58ytKABC Action News
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over time. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and live a normal life.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and it is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Here @readersdigest gives 7 early signs of Alzheimers to look out for.
Kudos @_JulianneMoore on the #Oscar! Her #Alzheimers character had many of the 7 early signs we can all look out for: http://t.co/VxZpREzrf7Reader's Digest