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Ga. Family Life With Alzheimer’s Documented In Photos

Oct 13, 2015

A photograph shows a cane, a walker and a wheelchair lined up against a wall. 

These objects tell a story of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in one household. It's just one photo that’s emerged from a project at Emory University that's helping caregivers of people experiencing the disease to document family stories of everyday life.

A larger program at the university, called The Spirit Lives On, looks at how art can affect the lives of families affected by Alzheimer's. You can hear the personal story of one of the families taking part, above, where you can also look at a photographic slideshow.

Photographs from the program will be showcased in a Jan. 30 8 p.m. performance with the Atlanta Master Chorale and the Morehouse Glee Club at Emory University's Schwartz Center.