If you are struggling with a friend or loved one with Alzheimer's disease, or if you have ever known or been a caretaker to someone with dementia, don't miss the opportunity to see this powerful movie on Sunday at the Gateway Theater in Albion at 2:00 pm.
Sponsored by the Boone County Health Center Care Partners, this movie brings to light the many issues that face both patients and caregivers fighting this disease. Based on the groundbreaking book of the same title by neuroscientist Lisa Genova, the movie was released in 2014 and is highly acclaimed among movie enthusiasts and those who deal with this issue on a daily basis.
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 adevastating 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 watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.