A tragic disease robs patients of their memory, but makes their visual world flourish
art supplies open up worlds for people with dementia

Carol Spence had been an accomplished artist all her life, first working in graphics, and then as a maker of handcrafted, miniature dolls, which she sold at craft shows and galleries. Three years ago, without notice or explanation, she took exclusively to the canvas, creating work that little resembled her past work. Two-dimensional…

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