My husband won’t tell me his first name.
Photographs by Virgil DiBiase
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In the 1980s when Virgil DiBiase was in medical school studying neurology, there were an estimated 500,000 people reported to have dementia in this country. In just four decades, that number has skyrocketed to nearly 6 million people, with projections of 300% growth by the mid 21st century. If we make it to old age, an estimated one in three people will be affected by this disease.

 

Defined as, “a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental process caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning,” dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that progressively decrease one’s ability to think and remember in a manner which can severely affect daily functioning. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common and well-known type of dementia. 


Metaphorically this process parallels his relationship with his patients, just like any relationship. Virgil is a doctor based out of Indiana. His life’s passion has been to work with individuals suffering from dementia. However, he not only treated his patients at his clinic, but he also spent time with them in their homes. He took time to understand their struggles and suffering. Now, Virgil expresses those emotions through his photography to show the viewer how disorienting this disease can
truly be.

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