Here’s an article about writer director team Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland who filmed Still Alice, about Alzheimer’s, after Glatzer’s diagnosis with ALS. He types on an iPad with his foot and uses synthetic voices to communicate.
UPDATE. Glatzer watched their Oscar win from a hospital, with respiratory complications.
Michael Michael – Thanks for sharing this. I wanted to see “Still Alice” when it played at the Little, but we generally only go into town for a movie on one of our birthdays. Too bad, there’s so much happening in Rochester these days you wouldn’t recognize the place. I’ve had two dreams about you lately. In the first, we were still kids in Mashpee, in our usual outfits of bathing suits and no shirts. You were still a pudgy, happy kid. I so relish those days. In the second, you were an adult, and your hands were somewhat atrophied. I don’t know if this is the case, but I sometimes have premonitions in my dreams. When Bill Wasserstrom was sick, I had a couple of dreams about him. In one he was swollen up, which turned out to be the case as he was on steroids. In the second I heard him moaning. He died the next day. A great Snowy Owl visited me that day at work, perching on the windowsill at Wilson HS, not common in the 19th ward. Bill was like my second father, and I felt he was visiting me. I hope you are doing okay; I think of you often and send my love.