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Author Experts on Alzheimer’s Disease

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Here are four authors who have written on the subject of Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Caregivers who we recommend to speak on the subject in your November programming.

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Silver Screen Adaptation of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice In Theaters Tomorrow

The critically acclaimed film version of Lisa Genova’s book on Alzheimer’s disease hits movie theaters tomorrow.

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The Long-Awaited Movie Version of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice Graces Screens in January

Lisa Genova’s harrowing story about life with Alzheimer’s opens in theaters on January 16, 2015.

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Lisa Genova Describes Alzheimer’s Effects

Lisa Genova author of, Still Alice, recently blogged about how the human brain expresses/suppresses emotions. From an early age we’re socialized to hold back what we feel and act according to societal standards. When the brain is attacked, by a disease such as Alzheimer’s, those pathways that prevent emotional expression are destroyed; therefore, the people with Alzheimer’s seem to develop atypical characteristics.

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Still Alice Helps Open Alzheimer’s Discussions

Neighbor To Neighbor recently started the Still Alice Project using a grant to purchase multiple copies of Lisa Genova’s novel, Still Alice. They plan to use the book to open discussions on Alzheimer’s and help refer people to additional resources available.

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Featuring the Film: How Book Adaptations Get Patrons Reading

For many readers, news that their favorite book will be adapted to film can be thrilling. Films bring the words to life, create new worlds and transform beloved characters into living, breathing flesh and blood. Films make us see these books in new ways, especially when artistic license is taken in condensing and enlivening long books into neat, two-hour packages.

And yet… how often have we heard friends lament, or complain ourselves: the book was better! Sure, films are great, but they don’t offer the same inclusion of the book. Watching a film, the viewer is merely an observer, and doesn’t feel everything the character feels, as you would when reading the book. There are no limits, no restrictions, no computer-generated-images trying to suspend your disbelief.

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Lisa Genova’s Still Alice set to Film in February, Starring Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart

Lisa Genova’s Still Alice was a new York Times bestseller and has been translated in 25 languages. As such, it is no surprise to see Hollywood planning a film adaptation – to begin production next month

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Film Version of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice to star Julianne Moore

Lisa Genova’s novel Still Alice, about a college professor who faces the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, is currently in development and will begin shooting in New York mid-February. The American Film Market has just announced this morning that Julianne Moore, the Oscar nominated actress of “The Hours,” and “The End of the Affair,” will appear in the film as the title character. Still Alice spent 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into over 25 languages. Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, the duo that also wrote and directed “The Last Robin Hood,” and “Quinceanera” are on board to direct the adaptation.

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