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Sunday, April 13 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Aliceheimer's

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Talk by medical anthropologist Dana Walrath. Through stories from her award winning graphic memoir series, Dana speaks about the power of graphic narratives to heal and support people living with dementia. Drawing on concepts from medical anthropology, she offers an alternative view about a degenerative disease usually described only in terms of loss and frustration. Aliceheimer’s offers lightness, humor, and various practical approaches families can use as their loved ones gradually enter an altered reality. Dana describes how individuals with dementia retain humor, intelligence, and compassion long after loss of memory and reversion to childhood.

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Dana Walrath / Artist, Writer, Anthropologist

"Advancing ideas about what world culture can teach us about aging." Always interested in edges, margins, and connections, Dana Walrath weaves many distinct threads through her work in graphic medicine. After years of using stories to teach medical students at University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, she spent last year as a Fulbright Scholar at American University of Armenia’s School of Public Health and at the Institute of... Read More →



Sunday April 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Burlington City Arts Lorraine B. Good Room (2nd Floor) 135 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401