Over the past year, I have been working with the residents of a senior-living healthcare facility, which has sparked my interest in the process of dementia, a progressive, deterioration of cognitive function. I have watched this disease limit communication, activate a sense of perplexity, and devour identity. I have also observed signs of memory retrieval from residents by reminiscing through photography. These encounters not only made me alert to the fragility of the memory, but motivated to help people suffering from memory loss build recollection and familiarity of the past. I have formulated a series of paintings based on my experience.
Photographer aims to capture strength of young caregivers
Growing up with a mother who had schizophrenia, Max Alexander had first-hand experience as a young carer. “It gave me the resources to empathize, to...