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.
By Sarah Leavitt
Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles uses images and words to illustrate her mother Midge’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease dementia and her family’s reaction to this new reality. The graphic memoir’s lean drawings and honest language combine to paint a loving portrait of a family as Midge moves through the stages of the disease.
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.