Living and Dying with Dignity
The Alzheimer’s Project
Ardra Cole & Maura McIntyre with Leah Burns
Living and Dying with Dignity is the story of The Alzheimer’s Project: a seven piece, two- and three-dimensional mixed media art-research project that toured parts of Canada to both educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease and gather information from family caregivers about the complexities of care. Beginning with their own experiences of caring for their mothers, who died of Alzheimer’s disease, the authors present photographic and short narrative accounts that document an inquiry into issues of care and caregiving for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Readers will engage in a virtual tour of the exhibit and learn about the process by which the authors conducted the art-research project.
Backalong Books & Centre for Arts-informed Research