U.S. National Institutes of Health

From Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me, Sarah Leavitt, 2012

Courtesy Sarah Leavitt

Author and artist Sarah Leavitt’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s; the family provided home care for six years. During that time, Sarah drew about her experiences. In these panels, Sarah says, “[I] had a vision of myself as a child, trying to grasp [my mother’s] leg as she fluttered away to join the birds."

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