Caregiving Artists: Yuko Kirino

August 6, 2015


Yuko Kirino – our second artist in our Caregiving Artists series – hails all the way from Japan. I happened across @kirino.y_illustration when browsing Alzheimer’s-related pictures that we could share with our community.

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Yuko’s Instagram account is a fun follow, featuring a different illustration each day of the main character in her story – a cat. Hearing the artist’s story behind why she created “The Cat Story” is even more inspirational:

We found out my father had Alzheimer’s during autumn of last year. Daily nursing is serious work – both physically and mentally. I remembered my father liked my drawing, so I started to draw. I hope my family and those around us can take time to look, relax and have a calm moment with my casual drawings.

Written by Liz Imler
As our Community Manager, Liz focuses on The Caregiver Space's daily online happenings. She also works behind the scenes, fixing bugs and making sure the site delivers our members a clean and seamless community experience. Before coming onto The Caregiver Space, Liz served as a Community Manager in the health and finance industries. She holds an MA from New York University and a BA from George Mason University, and splits her time between Virginia and New York. Her passions include writing, music, and travel.

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