But Stanis has embraced another role, that of an Alzheimer's advocate. How did you come up with the name for the foundation? Stanis travels the country and shares her story of caring for her mother. It was about who we are as people. I wanted to be that good girl until I was married. She told me, "You are going, whether you want to or not. It changed our whole lives
Giselle. Age: 29.
We all at some point become caregivers to our parents in one way or another.
Rosalie. Age: 32.
Bern Nadette Stanis remembers 'Good Times'
A lot of me was in that character because I was the little girl born and raised in Brownsville, New York. I was very close to my mother and all of that was in that character. She said, 'You know, that's the cute little old girl. Bern Nadette Stanis is best known as Thelma Evans, the smart and pretty tell-it-like-it-is daughter from the s sitcom "Good Times. But Stanis has embraced another role, that of an Alzheimer's advocate. It resonates with so many people across the board, understanding about love and family and understanding about the way the black family was in those days. A patient at a South Florida hospital was tested for coronavirus.