Very exciting! Read about Mom in the AgeWise King County Newsletter and enjoy the fabulous film about Mom by Charlie Watts and William Thompson.
Changing the Way We Think about Alzheimer’s—One Painting at a Time
To read the entire article visit http://agewisekingcounty.org/en/148/1/997/Changing-the-Way-We-Think-about-Alzheimer%27s%E2%80%94One-Painting-at-a-Time.htm
We hear a lot about Alzheimer’s and dementia these days. Almost always, the stories are depressing—sometimes terrifying. Visions of a demented fog without dignity or meaning. Those with the disease spoken of in the past tense—empty shells where someone used to be.
Not surprisingly, most of us tend to turn away as fast as we can. I was one of them.
And then Mom began to paint.
Her art invited me in … past the fear. One look at her beautiful paintings and you can immediately see a mind at work—lively, inventive and full of life.
Slowly I began to discover that Mom and thousands like her are still here—living lives of dignity, creativity and joy.