When I have the opportunity to speak in front of a large audience, I set an intention hoping someone will walk away feeling better.Lisa Genova
Lisa Genova, Neuroscientist & Novelist, shared the story behind her title with Women To Watch Media® on July 12, 2020.
Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. She is the New York Times bestselling author of STILL ALICE, LEFT NEGLECTED, LOVE ANTHONY, INSIDE THE O’BRIENS, and EVERY NOTE PLAYED.
STILL ALICE was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish. Julianne Moore won the 2015 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland.
In 2015, Lisa was named one of the U.S. Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, the TODAY show, CNN, PBS Newshour, and NPR.
Her TED Talk, “What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s” has been viewed over four million times.
Having just lost my Mom to Alzheimer’s disease during the Pandemic, I was looking forward to my interview with Lisa Genova. Her famous book “Still Alice” was adapted into a film and explores the life of a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. Our conversation confirmed for me that while the memories may be taken from those suffering from this disease, the feelings and emotional connection to loved ones are still very much alive.