His Favourite Colour Was Yellow
In the 21st century we are living longer than our ancestors, but a longer life is not always a positive experience. Dementia, including Alzheimer's, is now one of the leading causes of death in England and Wales and thought to be due largely to this increased longevity. Dementia is a thief, it slowly and cruelly diminishes memories, passions and eventually independence. In this project I wanted to explore this transformative process that, over eight years, changed my lively, strong grandfather with all his interests into someone who relied on others for his ongoing care. He never got the chance to see the daffodils bloom this year, but in February 2017, his pain and confusion finally ended.
Hollie Boxall • Jack Butcher • Steve Edwards • Charlotte Elkins • Chloe Holland • Jessica Kinsey • Aleksandra Kondracka • Clare Krige • Lucy Saunders • Luke Tubbs • Lily Wootten •