Portait of Dementia: Reflections on the Visual Arts in End of Life Care in Dementia

Presenter: Mark Gilbert, PhD
Sponsored by the Aging Interprofessional Group
Location: Michael Sorrell Center Room 2014
Live Stream: Kearney HSEC 102 
Light Refreshments Provided

Death and loss are significant themes in all the arts. Artistic images of dementia have the potential to communicate a greater understanding about dementia and the people who live with it. This presentation shares a series of drawings created by Scottish artist, Norman Gilbert, of his wife, Pat, as she lay dying in a hospital bed of Alzheimer’s related illness.

The resultant drawings have the capacity to transform what was initially a private experience of the patient and caregiver into a shared comprehension of dementia, end of life and bereavement. Specifically, it can help us understand how people with dementia die, and how that impacts those people who love them. While we may think that someone with dementia has nothing left to teach us, these images prove that notion wrong.

Aging Interprofessional Group (AIG) is a group of UNMC students interested in health careers in geriatrics, issues with older adults, and the unique contributions various health professions make when caring for older adults.

Learn more @ https://unmc.edu/intmed/divisions/geriatrics/education/interprofessional/iaig.html

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Michael F. Sorrell Center, 2014
649 S 42nd St Omaha, NE

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Academics, Campus Life, Grand Rounds & Seminars, Health & Wellness


Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni


College of Medicine, Internal Medicine

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