Analysis Of Still Alice

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When I first read the title of the movie, I did not think that it was going to be about Alzheimer disease. “Still Alice” appears to be a positive movie title. Consequently, I thought that the movie would be based on something positive. While I watched the movie, I learned that the character is facing the hardship of a rare disease (familial Alzheimer’s disease). The biggest question if whether the character is still Alice because of the changes that she is going through with her disease.
The movie reassures speech-language pathologists the importance of counseling. Alzheimer’s disease greatly affects the patient as well as family members. The movie helps speech-language pathologists to be able to sympathize with patients and family members
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Throughout the movie, Alice memory continued to deteriorate. This caused her to forget her identity before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. However, the movie depicts the ways that she is Still Alice. Alice remains a wife and a mother. She also remains the author of “From Neurons to Nouns.”
The movie depicts the changes that Alice experienced. As Alice’s disease progressed, she was no longer a beautiful/stylish woman as she was at the beginning of the movie. The movie depicts how Alice was no longer able to work as a linguistic professor at Columbia University. The movie shows how she was no longer able to go for her daily jogs by herself through the campus. In addition, her personality changed, which caused her to be more defensive towards her family. The one word that describes Alice’s journey is heartbreaking. Before Alice’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, she was living a good life (such as having a great career, financial stability, etc.). Once she found out she had Alzheimer’s disease, the path of her life journey went downhill. Alice was no longer able to live the dream lifestyle because of the cognitive changes that she faced due to the progression of her
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Goal 1: The children will face the event that is causing them to develop negative emotions in their life.
• Objective 1: The children will discuss their feelings that they typically avoid about the changes that are occurring with their mom.
• Objective 2: The children will demonstrate an understanding of the changes that is occurring with their mom by visiting her once a month.
Rationale for Goal 2: The purpose of this goal is to allow the children to confirm or disconfirm their anticipated feelings about the changes with their mom. The children will also change their viewpoint regarding the problem.
Goal 2: The children will change their expectation of the problem and decrease their negative outlook of the situation.
• Objective 1: The children will name five descriptive words to describe their perspective of visiting their mother.
• Objective 2: The children will revise their negative thoughts and/or feelings about the changes occurring with their mother due to her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

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