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 Painting in Twilight : An Artist's Escape from Alzheimer's

 

 

Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Art can provide the missing piece of a person's life, no matter what their age.  In the words of this video, "It can give a broken man something of which to be proud." Painting in Twilight is the story of Lester Potts who developed Alzheimer's disease at age 70 and his son, Daniel, whose poetry was inspired by his father. "Art can often be a window to bypass the constrictions of dementia," says UAB geriatrician Andrew Duxbury, M.D. "Their brains may be damaged, but the qualities present in children that allow them to express themselves are still there. It's a way for them to express what they're thinking and feeling."

 

 

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