Dr Aneeba Anwar will be talking about dementia at a special screening of Still Alice at the Phoenix Cinema in Oxford on 16 March.
Still Alice, starring Oscar-winning Julianne Moore, tells the story of Alice Howland, a happily married linguistics professor with three grown children who starts to experience memory loss. Alice and her family find their bonds tested when she receives a devastating diagnosis that she has young onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Following the screening of the film, Dr Aneeba Anwar, an old age psychiatrist for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Anna Eden, Support Service Manager of YoungDementia UK, will be available to discuss and answer any questions about Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia for anyone who might be affected by any of the issues in the book and film.
Clara Blackings, Marketing Manager for the Picturehouse said: ‘We are excited to launch our Read Between the Lines series with Still Alice. This is a powerful story that has touched the lives of so many through the book and we are delighted to be showing the film with the support of Dr Anwar, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and YoungDementia UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring the community, local organisations and charities together and we will continue to do so with other aspirational titles throughout the year.”
Tessa Gutteridge, director of YoungDementia UK said, “Young onset dementia is a condition that affects over 600 people in Oxfordshire. A diagnosis at such a young age is shattering and the impact affects the whole family. We are delighted that this screening of Still Alice will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and the work YoungDementia UK does providing support to people whose lives are affected by young onset.”
Still Alice starts at 6.00pm on Monday 16th March. Adult tickets are £10.00 and student/concession tickets are £9.00. Limited copies of the book will be available for sale on the evening and money raised from these will be donated to YoungDementia UK. For more information or to book your ticket please visit:
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