The movie "Still Alice" is based on a novel by Lisa Genova of the same title. The novel was self-published in 2007, and it was published by Simon and Schuster in 2009. As of 2015, it had been on the New York Times bestseller list for 40 weeks.
Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland adapted "Still Alice" into a film in 2014, with national release in the United States in January 2015. The film stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a linguistics professor at Columbia University who, along with her family, struggles to deal with her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Julianne Moore won the Academy Award for best actress in a leading role in 2015 for her role in "Still Alice."