Card House Skyscraper Gifts
                         featuring whimsical Alice in Wonderland designs I have created
as a response to my grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's Disease

              Artist created gifts- totes, jewelry, journals & more
                          50% of the proceeds goes to the Alzheimer's Association
Another kind of Wonderland...

In a world where reality constantly shifts, and new realities are born instantaneously- some beautiful and some terrifying, lies the mind of someone living with Alzheimer’s.

Memory and time swing back and forth like a pendulum, from one moment to the next. Space vacillates as well,  sometimes familiar surroundings can help anchor the  patient’s mind in the present, but at other times, even the familiar transforms into foreign territory. 

Suddenly, their perspective of  the world directly parallels Alice’s encounter in Wonderland.  And much like Wonderland,  Alzheimer’s can cloak the patient’s world as a beautiful, humorous, breath-taking vision or can instantaneously grow very dark--often the two intermingle simultaneously. 

As the disease progresses, it becomes increasing difficult to claim independence, hold on to memories, recognize time and spacial relationships, and eventually inability to identify  loved ones, and even oneself.

I have personally experienced how the wrath of Alzheimer’s disease can ravage the mind of a loved one. I have cared for my grandmother Mimi for the last two years-- and have witnessed glimpses into how she sees the world through the lens of Alzheimer’s. I have learned that it is counter- productive to try to argue with her delusions--they often pass quickly (in her phase of the disease) and it only makes someone living with Alzheimer’s frustrated and anxious to be constantly corrected.

I have also witnessed the manner  some people treat a person inflicted with Alzheimer’s -- a demeaning, degrading, less than human way. Though this disease ravages the mind, it can not ravage the heart. Though at times it maybe difficult to communicate in words, love is still reciprocated, in spite of the disease.

Those living with Alzheimer’s need advocates, while researchers clamber towards finding a cure for this progressive disease. As a whole, we need to have heightened awareness about this disease, as it is becoming an epidemic that will only rapidly multiply in years to come.

Mimi is the inspiration behind my artistic and musical journey of interpreting the disease. But through it all, Mimi will always be love personified, and not a disease

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