Cathy Greenblat is on a quest – a quest to change the imagery of aging, illness and dying.
In most instances where people look away, Cathy Greenblat seeks to make approachable the dignity, beauty, delight, solemnness – and yes, sometimes sadness of the aged, the infirm, and those in the terminal stages of life through her photography.
In 2004, she focused her lens on Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s care in the US in her book titled “Alive with Alzheimer’s.” The title itself speaks volumes; people living with Alzheimer’s are just that – alive. While the thieving effects of the disease are devastating, people suffering from Alzheimer’s can still laugh, sing, dance and experience awakenings triggered by music, caring people, animals, imagery and more. The book’s description notes, “Her images, interviews, and observations attest to the possibility of their being “alive” with Alzheimer’s far beyond the expectations of the general public and even of many physicians with long experience with the disease.”
Cathy’s vision will help family members, friends and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s understand targeted and person-centered care can harvest genuine and appropriate joyful responses.
Cerna’s Staff uses many different exercises and programs to invoke new cognitive activity with our clients – also including interaction with music for their positive effects. Find out more HERE.
Visit www.LoveLossAndLaughter.com to see Cathy Greenblat’s latest work.