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Dementia self-portraits

Dementia self-portraits

When he learned in 1995 that he had Alzheimer’s disease, William Utermohlen, an American artist living in London, immediately began work on an ambitious series of self-portraits.The artist pursued this project over an eight-year period, adapting his style to the growing limitations of his perception and motor skills and creating images that powerfully documented his experience of his illness. The resulting body of work serves as a unique artistic, medical, and personal record of one man’s struggle with dementia.

Moors murderer Ian Brady has dementia symptoms

Moors murderer Ian Brady has dementia symptoms

Moors murderer Ian Brady is showing signs of dementia. After it was revealed that doctors suspect he has early dementia, Keith's relatives admitted their fear that the only one of Brady's five young victims whose remains have not been recovered will never be found.

Magaret Thatcher dies

Magaret Thatcher dies

Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has passed away. Her daughter Carol first revealed that her mother had dementia in 2005, saying that 'Mum doesn't read much any more because of her memory loss .. It's pointless. She can't remember the beginning of a sentence by the time she reaches the end.' She later recounted how she was first struck by her mother's dementia when she muddled the Falklands conflict with the Yugoslav wars; she has also recalled the pain of needing to tell her mother repeatedly that her husband, Denis, was dead.

Alzheimer’s patients see their younger selves in the mirror

Alzheimer’s patients see their younger selves in the mirror

Texas photographer Tom Hussey cast two people for each part - an older patient and then another actor to look like the patient 40 years earlier in their lifetime. The images for an advertising campaign are all about history — remembering yourself in historical context. For some patients with dementia, they eventually only remember the memories of their youth.

Love, loss and laughter

Love, loss and laughter

US sociologist Professor Cathy Greenblat tells positive stories of ageing, dementia and end-of-life treatment, across seven countries in her new book.

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A beginner's guide to Alheimer's disease. Simple and effective.

Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Soul veteran Bobby Womack has revealed that he has been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's disease. The 68-year-old, who released his first single in 1954, has admitted he struggles to recall the names of his songs and those of his collaborators.