MOVING STORY: Julianne Moore in a scene from the movie  Still Alice .
MOVING STORY: Julianne Moore in a scene from the movie Still Alice . JOJO WHILDEN

Historic theatre to host film in support of dementia

THIS week is Dementia Action Week.

Rotary Stanthorpe is holding a movie night at the Arcadia Theatre on Friday, September 20, to acknowledge the action week theme of "Dementia doesn't discriminate” and in recognition of World Alzheimer's Day on September 21.

Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians over the age of 65 years and the third leading cause of disability burden overall.

There are more than 400,000 people in Australia with dementia and about 55per cent are women.

More than 50 per cent of residents in Australian residential aged care facilities have dementia.

Still Alice is a movie that traces the true story of a linguistics professor and her family whose bonds are tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia.

Julianne Moore won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2014 for her portrayal of Alice.

Funds raised will go towards making the Granite Belt a dementia-friendly community.

MOVIE NIGHT

When: Friday, September 20

Tickets: $20, including supper (bar operating). Numbers are limited so book at Masquerade Hair Studio before Friday