Actress Julianne Moore is starring a movie about the struggle against Alzheimer's disease, a drama about a 50-year-old college professor who is diagnosed with Early-onset Familial Alzheimer's. In addition, the movie is looking to raise awareness about the disease and show what it measn to live with it. "Still Alice" is gaining critical acclaim in the U.S. and internationally from film critics and Alzheimer's advocates alike.
Based on a 2007 novel written by the author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova, "Still Alice" is directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, who said they wanted the audience to "connect to Alice throughout her intense emotional journey, and for this to happen, it had to ring true, every moment had to feel completely real. Alice has a rarer form of the disease but movies are often made about the 'exceptional case' and we hope this will still allow an emotional access to people with all levels of personal Alzheimer's experience or none at all."
The executive producer of the film was Alzheimer's advocate Maria Shriver, who for the last decade has been dedicated