What You Should Know about Early-Onset Alzheimer’s
Julianne Moore won a Golden Globe Sunday for her portrayal of an early-onset Alzheimer’s patient in the film Still Alice. Moore’s character, Alice Howland, is just 50 when she is diagnosed, and the movie follows her and her family’s struggle to cope as her memory and mental state decline. Symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s are no different than symptoms of more traditional cases, says Mary Sano, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of Alzheimer’s disease research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, whom Moore consulted during her research for Still Alice.
-Mary Sano, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai