13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
My grandmother in the sitting room of her home with my grandfather suffering with dementia
I took a series of photographs of my grandparents in the last year of my grandfather's life. He had been suffering from dementia for a few years. My grandmother was his primary carer after he became unable to communicate or walk. I wanted to depict the childlike nature of this illness and the implications and daily reality of family members dealing with the pain and suffering of their loved ones.
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||Nov. 20, 2015, 6:21 a.m.