Artist with Alzheimers

In 1995, U.K.-based artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a difficult diagnosis and disease for anyone, but before his death in 2007, Utermohlen created a heart-wrenching final series of self-portraits over a roughly 5-year period documenting the gradual decay of his mind due to this crippling disease.

In these pictures we see with heart-breaking intensity William’s efforts to explain his altered self, his fears and his sadness.” - an extract from an accompanying essay by the artists widow Patricia.


(source: http://www.boredpanda.com)



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