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For those of you who missed the 2015 Oscars, you missed a night to remember! Not only did the stars, directors and creative genius of Hollywood come out for a night on the town, The Academy also honored a cause near and dear to Homecare Interact’s heart.
Tim McGraw’s tribute to Glen Campbell’s ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You,’ was truly amazing. The song, which Glen wrote towards the beginning of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, speaks of the life to come for his family. Loss of memory, slowing down, and yet his family will live with the memories that he will lose. As the camera zoomed in on Glen’s wife and daughter, who were there representing his documentary, we couldn’t help but get a emotional. The turmoil this family has been through represents millions of other families who have similar stories.
Yet another moment that highlighted the elderly in beautiful way was when Julianne Moore won Best Actress for ‘Still Alice’. ‘Still Alice,’ is a film about Dr. Alice Howland who is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice’s three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.
Moore said she was grateful that “Still Alice” helped shine a light on Alzheimer’s disease. “People with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen so we can find a cure.” Those struggling with Dementia and Alzheimer’s were seen last night and for that we are thankful!