Alzheimer’s Society, our lead charity partner for our Women’s Running 10K Race Series, is delighted to see Julianne Moore win an Oscar for best actress last night following her stark portrayal of a woman suffering with dementia in the film Still Alice.
Based on a bestselling novel, Still Alice tells the story of a linguistics professor who develops a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 50. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, is thrilled to see Julianne Moore honoured with her first Oscar for her extraordinary portrayal of a young person living with dementia. He describes Still Alice as ‘a landmark film in raising awareness of the day-to-day realities of dementia’.
Picking up the award, Julianne talked about her excitement to be part of a film that is ‘shin[ing] a light on Alzheimer’s disease’. She said: ‘so many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalised, and one of the wonderful things about movies is it makes us feel seen and not alone.’
At the UK Charity Premiere earlier this month, hosted on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society, Julianne met people living with dementia, a full-time carer and an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Worker. Watch the video here: