Still Alice Movie Analysis

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Glatzer, R., & Westmoreland, W. (Directors). (2014). Still Alice [Motion Picture]. In coming up with the drama film, the producers attempt to depict to viewers the experiences of a successful woman, Alice, who, upon being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease (AD) loses almost all she had. The film brings out the loss of self-esteem and doubts in mind, which accompany the disease, as Alice exhibits difficulty in coming to terms with the disease. In addition to bringing the issue of testing the other members of the family for AD, the film makes an effort to enlighten about the close care that ought to be provided to one diagnosed with early-onset AD. This film would inform the study on early onset of AD, as it presents the experiences and care associated with the condition. Koedam, E. L., Lauffer, V., van der Vlies, A. E., van der Flier, W. M., Scheltens, P., & Pijnenburg, Y. A. (2010). Early-versus late-onset Alzheimer’s disease: More than…show more content…
(2010) studied patients with early-onset AD for their prevalence of non-memory presenting symptoms and comparing them with patients with late-onset AD. The authors, with different academic and work backgrounds, sought to test the hypothesis that younger patients more often present themselves in a memory clinic setting with prominent non-memory impairment and reasonably preserved memory function. By comparing patients with early-onset AD and late-onset AD, the study approved the hypothesis as the prevalence of non-memory presentations among the patients with early-onset AD was found to be five times higher than late-onset AD cases. Koedam, et al. (2010) thus recommend that the clinical presentation of early-onset AD be more variable than for late-onset AD and the emphasis should not be limited to memory impairment as the core criteria. This study would be useful in studying about early onset of AD, as it informs on the direction of diagnosing early-onset
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