still Alice, but ..

Hermann 2022-04-19 09:01:51

If you meet an Alzheimer (senile dementia) patient, please know that he was as smart as you before, but the disease gave him misfortune. The subject matter of the movie is well chosen. These people are really special. They all lose their sense of self at the end. The "I" at that time disappears and goes back to the time of the baby. This is similar to death for us. The movie itself does a good job of bringing in the sense of immersion, and the more I watch it, the more I fear this disease. The selected subject matter is also very good. I remember the peach sister played by Andy Lau, and the peach sister also got this disease in the end, but that was not the point at that time. Aunt Moore performed well, but not brilliantly. Stewart's character had the potential to shine, but didn't. I don't like that father's actor very much, it's boring. In the latter part of the episode, Moore saw that he made himself take sleeping pills to commit suicide. At first, he couldn't find the place where the sleeping pills were hidden because he was always forgetting. In the end, he took the notebook and looked for it. When I saw him carrying the notebook, I was crying and laughing. . As expected, Alice is still so smart.

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  • Mohammed 2022-03-31 09:01:03

    Oscar is like this, and you will be given an award when you have reached the full level.

  • Alyson 2022-04-24 07:01:06

    Interesting story, not deliberately dramatic.

Still Alice quotes

  • Dr. Alice Howland: Good morning. It's an honor to be here. The poet Elizabeth Bishoponce wrote: 'the Art of Losing isn't hard to master: so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.' I'm not a poet, I am a person living with Early Onset Alzheimer's, and as that person I find myself learning the art of losing every day. Losing my bearings, losing objects, losing sleep, but mostly losing memories...

    [she knocks the pages from the podium]

    Dr. Alice Howland: I think I'll try to forget that just happened.

    [crowd laughs]

    Dr. Alice Howland: All my life I've accumulated memories - they've become, in a way, my most precious possessions. The night I met my husband, the first time I held my textbook in my hands. Having children, making friends, traveling the world. Everything I accumulated in life, everything I've worked so hard for - now all that is being ripped away. As you can imagine, or as you know, this is hell. But it gets worse. Who can take us seriously when we are so far from who we once were? Our strange behavior and fumbled sentences change other's perception of us and our perception of ourselves. We become ridiculous, incapable, comic. But this is not who we are, this is our disease. And like any disease it has a cause, it has a progression, and it could have a cure. My greatest wish is that my children, our children - the next generation - do not have to face what I am facing. But for the time being, I'm still alive. I know I'm alive. I have people I love dearly. I have things I want to do with my life. I rail against myself for not being able to remember things - but I still have moments in the day of pure happiness and joy. And please do not think that I am suffering. I am not suffering. I am struggling. Struggling to be part of things, to stay connected to whom I was once. So, 'live in the moment' I tell myself. It's really all I can do, live in the moment. And not beat myself up too much... and not beat myself up too much for mastering the art of losing. One thing I will try to hold onto though is the memory of speaking here today. It will go, I know it will. It may be gone by tomorrow. But it means so much to be talking here, today, like my old ambitious self who was so fascinated by communication. Thank you for this opportunity. It means the world to me. Thank you.

  • Dr. Alice Howland: I was looking for this last night.

    Dr. John Howland: [whispering to Anna] It was a month ago.