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George & Rita

Amoi Salakas
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In this exhibition photographer Amoi Salakas documents moments in the last months of her father’s life, who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. Fighting through the effects of the disease, somehow George manages to remember his beloved wife Rita, even to the end.

Despite many years of frustration and anxiety as George remained undiagnosed, and from not understanding the disease and its symptoms, these images highlight the healing and love that prevailed between husband and wife. Like rays of light shining through the darkness of the disease, they disarm its power, if only momentarily.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, often beginning with symptoms of lapses in memory and difficulty in finding the right words for everyday objects. The rate of progression of the disease varies from person to person. George died of pneumonia on 10 September 2009.

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