I’ve made it a point to review many small films about people with various disabilities, including dementia and Alzheimer’s. Sometimes the commercial films seem to gloss over the most intimate points. But “Still Alice”, directed and written by Richard Glazer and Wash Westmoreland, adapted from Lisa Genova’s novel, presents the full horror of the descent into early onset Alzheimer's and is hard to watch. I did hear of a case like this when growing up and in the 1950s it was called "softening of the brain", without much pretense of compassion.
Picture: Columbia campus, my visit, MLK weekend 2014.