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Livia in the Beauty Salon2006digital chromogenic print20 x 30 inches

Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer's Differently

A Photography Exhibition by Cathy Greenblat

March 5, 2010 - August 20, 2010

Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., First Floor Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Click here to visit the interactive Web site and respond to a range of experts addressing Alzheimer's Disease and the changing face of health care.

Photographer and sociologist Cathy Greenblat challenges stereotypes of the aged, the infirm and those in the last stages of life. In this exhibit she offers a new vision of Alzheimer's care, documenting the person-centered approach in the United States, France, India, and Japan. Greenblat's photographs are a unique, compassionate and positive portrayal of those with Alzheimer's disease, a condition that often evokes fear and despair. Greenblat is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), an Artist in Residence at the hospital network of Nice, France, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK.

An audio tour and an interactive Web site are also available to add another dimension to the photography exhibition. Exhibition visitors are invited to listen to the audio tour using their cell phones. The audio tour features a range of experts addressing Alzheimer's Disease and the changing face of health care. While on the audio tour, visitors have opportunities to leave responses to the exhibit and share personal experiences. The interactive Web site was created for those who may not be able to attend the exhibition. Throughout the site, visitors can view exhibition images and listen to the recordings from the audio tour. Visitors can leave responses on the Web site.

This exhibition is supported by the Institute of Medicine.

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