The Tribeca Trib: At Pace University Gallery, Alzheimers Shown in a Different Light

The Tribeca Trib ran an article on sociologist and photographer Cathy Greenblat who has been taking pictures of people with dementia for a decade. Eighty of these moving images, taken around the world, are on display through April 28 at Pace University’s Schim­mel Center for the Arts. A symposium on Alzheimer’s will take place at Pace on April 25.

The Tribeca Trib ran an article on the Alzheimer’s photo exhibit and upcoming symposium at Pace.

From Carl Glassman at the Tribeca Trib:

Sociologist and photographer Cathy Greenblat has been taking pictures of people with dementia for a decade. Eighty of these moving images, taken around the world, are on display through April 28 at Pace University’s Schim­mel Center for the Arts. “My goal is to help you to see that the person with dementia is still here, and not an empty shell,” Greenblat says in her just-published book, “Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently,” in which these photos appear. The text accompanying the images below was written by Greenblat. The Shimmel Center for the Arts, at 3 Spruce St, is open Wed–Sat, 12–6 p.m. There will be free symposiums about Alzheimer’s and related diseases on Wednesday, April 25, at the Schimmel Center. Go to pace.edu/lovelosslaughter.

View additional images and read the rest of the article at The Tribeca Trib.

The Tribeca Citizen also listed the event as did Sevenponds.com (the blog of a start-up service linking caregivers) and Catholic New York (the largest Catholic newspaper).

Alzheimer’s Reading Room: Love, Loss and Laughter – Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently, Photo Exhibit Redefines Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Reading Room, a prominent blog on the subject, listed the upcoming Pace exhibition of “84 poignant photographs demonstrating a new global approach to caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias sharply disputing the stereotype of dementia patients as ’empty shells.'”

The Alzheimer’s Reading Room, a prominent blog on the subject, listed the upcoming Pace exhibition of “84 poignant photographs demonstrating a new global approach to caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias sharply disputing the stereotype of dementia patients as ’empty shells.'” The listing also mentioned the symposium on April 25.
The exhibition in Schimmel’ s lobby gallery through April 28 of 84 photographs by Cathy Greenblat, PhD, showing a positive approach to Alzheimer’s care in seven countries, was a “critic’s pick” in online Time Out New York. The related book has been positively reviewed in The New Scientist (UK), on Amazon.com (seven times), in the Bookviews’ blog, and twice on the influential blog Alzheimer’s Reading Room.
From the Alzheimer’s Reading Room:
“If you live anywhere near New York City you might want to consider trekking up to the city to see the, Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently Photo Exhibition. The photo exhibit is being held at the Pace University Schimmel Center. The center is located at 3 Spruce St. between Park Row and Gold Street, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge and east of City Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 7 pm, from March 14 through April 28.

You might want to wait until April 25th. On that date, you can get to see the photo exhibit and a symposium about reducing the stigma of Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

The photographer and author, Cathy Greenblat, PhD, is a sociologist who arguably is the world’s leading documentarian of this new approach to Alzheimer’s care.”

Read more at the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.

Time Out New York also listed the photo exhibition here. Read other coverage/listings from Seven Ponds blog and DowntownNY.com.