Joanne  Bradley

Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada

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This elderly woman sits at the window and contemplates the world outside. She does not see far beyond the window frame because her world has diminished considerably. Two years ago she was officially diagnosed with dementia after a life threatening surgery and long hospital stay. However, her family and friends noticed a difference in her personality over the last several years. Once a proud and hard working single mom, she raised two children during the 60’s and 70’s at a time when single parenthood was not as widely accepted as it is today. At present, she is reduced to little more than the passive demeanor of a quiet child. She is aware of the reduction in both her mental and physical abilities. She also understands that she is helpless to change anything.
It takes great courage to face the inevitable.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia; it accounts for 64 per cent of all dementias. For example right now in the US, Alzeihmer’s has surpassed diabetes and is the sixth leading cause of death. As baby boomers are rapidly approaching the age of retirement it is believed that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime. Currently, there are more than 24 million people in the world with dementia — this is estimated to rise to 81 million by the year 2040.6
Statistics taken from both the Canadian and American Alzeihmer’s Society.

Published by Redbubble in Compassion, Courage and Friendship book October 2008
Compassion, Courage & Friendship

Feautred In Between group March 2013 – Windows
Solitude Challenge Winner, Artists Universe July 2011
Featured in the Photography Challenge group May 2010
Top ten placement in the Women in Black & White, Photography Challenge Group May 2010
Top ten placement in the Mood & Ambience challenge Silhouette in Window March 2010
Featured in RB Community, Art With A Message December 2009
Winner Black and White Photography Solitude challenge December 2009
Top Ten in the Mood & Ambience, The Seated Human challenge, July 2009
Featured in the Nirvana group October 2008
Featured in the ImageWriting group November 2008
Featured in the RB Buyer’s Booth November 2008
Featured in the Stillness Speaks group November 2008
Featured on RB homepage on November 25/08
The Fine Art of Photography

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