Alzheimer’s touches us so deeply

My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren came with me to London for the opening reception of my photography exhibition at the Cork Street Gallery.  We’re continuing to travel together—taking advantage of being in Europe and my grandchildrens’ spring break from school.  We’ve been on the go—as you can imagine—but I want to take a few minutes from touring, eating, walking and (on rare occasions) sleeping, to thank everyone who has taken the time to write to me as a result of the wonderful story and slide show on BBC online.

It’s so clear how deeply families and individuals are affected by AD—the stories that have been shared with me via e-mails and comments  have meant a great deal to me.  I love the connections and the way we enter each others lives.

My daughter kept her Flip on during my brief talk at the Gallery—I’ll send a link once we’re back in the States.

2 comments


  • Pat Kavouras

    Judith,
    I am a friend of your brother, Len. He showed me your book. I was so touched by your beautiful pictures of your husband. My husband died 3 years and he also had Alzheimer’s. Your pictures warmed my heart and reminded me just how special he truly was. He was also Greek so your pictures of Greece really touched my heart, too. We spent a month in Greece once. Mykonos was our favorite. Thank you for taking the time to read this. My love to you and your precious husband. Fondly, Pat Kavouras

    November 21, 2010
    • Hi Pat. We have Len and Mykonos in common (I wish we didn’t also have in common spouses with Alzheimer’s.) I had the opportunity last spring to speak at the ADI conference in Thessaloniki—and after spending a week there and in the nearby mountains, I traveled to Mykonos. It was the perfect time to be there—the crowds hadn’t arrived yet and the weather was lovely. I enjoyed the island, and the people, very much (although Santorini is probably my favorite of the Greek Islands.)

      I’m glad I Still Do helped bring back special memories of your husband. I hope I have the opportunity to meet you.

      Please give Leonard a hug for me.

      November 21, 2010

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