Alzheimer's really needs attention

Kylie 2022-04-24 07:01:06

years have passed

I haven't quit the Alzheimer's support group

Just a thought of a deceased relative with Alzheimer's

eyes still hurt

The family behind this group is really hard

It's a mental torture

I saw this movie at the hardest stage

It's easy to empathize

years have passed

Seeing Aunt Moore's name gave me a heart attack.

Call on everyone not to ignore the forgetfulness of the elderly

The disease is now getting older and more heritable

Hope more people will pay attention

Hope more seniors can live a dignified old age

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  • Julio 2021-12-01 08:01:26

    Very delicate feelings, lost, looking, unwilling, all kinds, Moore is a play in every look. Little K is improving. Hope Moore wins the prize.

  • Adalberto 2021-12-01 08:01:26

    "Probably tomorrow I will forget, but speaking here is still of great significance to me. It reminds me of the ambitious self in the past, the charming self who is proficient in verbal communication." I am learning the lost art, From time to time, I also miss myself.

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.