The memory of Alzheimer’s – A documentary project by Greta Vernia

The memory of Alzheimer’s is the first documentary project of our student Greta Vernia, created for the Master in Visual Communication and also published on iconmagazine.it

In these images it is visible how time stops for an Alzheimer patient and “how the present necessarily ends up mixing with the past.
The memories of a life impressed in black and white on photographic paper are daily thumbed, remaining as support for a memory that fades day by day”.

With this story, the author wants to tell “the everyday life behind this disease made of continuous assistance, simultaneity between presence and loss, between nostalgia and desolation, between flash and shadows.
With Alzheimer’s, time stops in the past and only the deepest memories are able to remain”.

These shots in their simplicity fully convey the feelings of those suffering from this disease but also of those who are close and assist them every day.