Before the screening local fundraiser Sophie Leggett, who has a 50/50 chance of developing Alzheimer’s in her 40s, will give a short talk about her personal experience.
Screenings of the blockbuster film Still Alice will take place at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 April to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Still Alice tells the story of Dr Alice Howland, a 50-year-old academic who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Ahead of the 7.30pm performance on Friday 24 April, Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraiser Sophie Leggett, 38, from Lowestoft, will speak about how familial early-onset Alzheimer’s disease has affected her family. Following the screening, Sophie will lead a collection for the UK’s leading dementia research charity.