The human brain and mind as a whole are two things that wildlyyy fascinate me. What they can do and what they are capable of. How they work and the endless ways they are working nonstop. I think that's why when I read the true story of Susannah Cahalan, in her autobiography, "Brain on Fire" - I totally got freaked out.
I could've probably freaked a tad reading Still Alice, though not a true story, it is a story about something that affects an estimated 5.5 million Americans. Alzheimer's Disease. A nasty, cruel, and completely unfair disease that just happens - that's all there is to it, it just happens. And when it happens, it rips a person from their true selves. I hope in my lifetime to see a cure be found for this!
I DO recommend this book, and I'm sure the movie is great, though I haven't seen it yet myself. Still Alice - the book, was a good story, though rich with medical jargon, and not enough of the personal story of the characters, I still recommend giving it a read!