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Still Alice

Posted by nte on January 11, 2016 in Films
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Free public screening with expert-led panel discussion afterwards.
Monday, January 11, 2016 (7:00PM)
QEII Royal Bank Theatre, Halifax Infirmary, Main Floor, 1796 Summer St. entrance

Moderator: Tim Krahn
    Françoise Baylis (Bioethicist & Philosopher)
    Sultan Darvesh (Neurologist & Geriatrician)
    Faye Forbes (Reverend & Patient advocate)

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Synopsis: Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice's three grown children must deal with the realities of their mother seeming to disappear more and more with each passing day. (IMDB)

Topics for discussion: Alzheimer disease, dementia, family caregivers, coping, resilience

Articles for further reading:
Still Alice meets still Gloria. Françoise Baylis reflects on the book Still Alice.
Still Alice—views from the inside of Alzheimer's (Elissa Barnard, Chronicle Herald)
Women recount battle with Alzheimer's disease (Sheryl Ubelacker, Chronicle Herald)
Alzheimer patient hopes to improve N.S. dementia support (Anonymous, CBC News)
Dementia, depicted: the role of the arts in explaining Alzheimer's (Kate Taylor, The Globe & Mail)
Living with Alzheimers (Ray Bradshaw, Global News)
Women make up majority of Canadians with Alzheimer's; most caregivers also female (Sheryl Ubelacker, The Windsor Star)