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“Aliceheimer’s” – one family’s journey through Alzheimer’s

AAA member, Dana Walrath is a medical anthropologist that tilts perspective on how to heal.

UVM News reporter, Lee Ann Cox describes Walrath’s work:

As a professor and anthropologist in UVM’s College of Medicine, as well as an artist and writer, Walrath advances ideas about what world cultures can teach doctors and other caregivers about nurturing patients, along with their families.

Walrath put her knowledge to work when her mother, Alice was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and moved in with Dana.

In a new blog, Walrath pairs narrative with her graphic representation of the stories that are recounted of her mother’s experience with the disease. Dana has named these encounters “Aliceheimers”.

For the complete UVM News article, click here.


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