Meet the Alzheimer's Patient Who Helped Julianne Moore Get Nominated for an Oscar

January 15, 2015 2:08 PM

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Meet the Alzheimer's Patient Who Helped Julianne Moore Get Nominated for an Oscar

On her 50th birthday, Sandy Oltz sat on the film set of “Still Alice” and listened to actress Julianne Moore speak a line that Oltz, an early onset Alzheimer’s patient, had struggled to write.

“Please do not think I am suffering. I am not suffering,” Moore said as the character of Alice Howland. “I am struggling, struggling to be a part of things, to stay connected to who I once was.”

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