Making Sense of Alzheimer’s is a creative space for people to understand the past, present and future of Alzheimer’s disease. It is an evolving forum, a gallery of ideas, a museum without walls.
Art of the Mind
About the work
For artist Alexandria Levin, the topic of makingsenseofalzheimers.org hit home hard. In the spring of 2012, she took a cross-country train trip to help her mother move into the final stages of her life, into a memory unit at an assisted living center. Much of the artwork shared on this website reflects those travels, both literally and figuratively, as well as the physical, mental and emotional journey that they are still on.
To see a comprehensive slideshow of Alexandria’s work, please click here for “The Beginning Stages of Goodbye.””
Faye Hall’s mother left notes for the trespassers stealing her food and moving her possessions, forgetting that these were her own actions. The artist used the notes as inspiration and as a medium in a portrait of her mother.
Greg Dunn spent years studying the human brain, only to spend countless additional hours trying to depict it in his art. Yet the neuroscientist-turned-artist says he is humbled by how much more complex the brain is than he could ever hope to show.