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.

IOM Report on Cognitive Aging

The IOM Report on Cognitive Aging

Beyond the Face of Alzheimer’s

“Beyond the Face of Alzheimer’s" - an intimate portrait of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.


A daughter's honest graphic memoir of her mother's descent into dementia.

The Plaque Project

How a men’s support group tackled a sensitive caregiving issue.

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Listen to Jason Karlawish's review of Margaret Lock's book "The Alzheimer Conundrum."

Millennials Take Action: Designing to Preserve Dignity for Persons with Dementia

Creative young adults design innovations aimed at improving quality of life of patients and caregivers.

The Beginning Stages of Goodbye

Artist Alexandria Levin reflects on a cross-country train trip she took to help her mother, who has dementia, move into the final stages of her life.

Still We Dance: Artist Charles M. Williams
Slideshow and Video

Charles M. Williams combines his art with “the possibility of the ‘long good-bye’ that is Alzheimer’s.”

Making Sense of Alzheimer’s … A Student’s Perspective

A college student asks questions about Alzheimer’s disease to try and understand the complexity of the disease.

Hilarity for Charity Joins Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Hilarity for Charity joins fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Matthias Hollwich: Design that Embraces the Aging Process

Architect Matthias Hollwich is on a mission to change how we view the aging process.

Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease

Poet Holly Hughes hopes her collection of poetry and prose about Alzheimer’s will help those whose lives had been touched by the disease.

The Thickened Liquid Challenge

A palliative care physician starts a dialogue about the use of thickened liquids for patients with dementia.

A Conversation in the Heartland: Living with Alzheimer’s in Community

A Conversation in the Heartland by Deborah Fries. Living with Alzheimer's in Community.

Elizabeth Kadetsky: Making Sense of Memory

Deborah Fries speaks with writer Elizabeth Kadetsky about memory and complex family relationships.

Choreographing a Dance

A college student choreographs a dance thesis that connects movement and the workings of the impaired mind.

Building the Great Wall of China … one brick at a time

Alzheimer’s disease researcher Dr. John Trojanowksi talks about why he got into the field — even after his peers and his family said it was a mistake.