Photo Report on Art & Dementia

For Leef! Magazine I made a Photo Report or a Painting Class for people with memory problems, like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Staying active, using one’s brain, in small and safe groups is  of utmost importance for this group of very vulnerable, often elderly people. In this assignment I followed two visitors; an elderly lady and a little boy who was out of school and was accompanying his volunteer mother. Side by side they individually concentrated on their paintings, but gradually a connection developed between them. Beautiful to see how that works, in Life!!