Jul 23, 2009

Descent Into Alzheimer's a Series of Self Portraits

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room


Descent Into Alzheimer's a Series of Self PortraitsWilliam Utermohlen died in 2007 of Alzheimer's Disease. His artwork represents the most complete and coherent view of a patient's experience with dementia.

In 1995, Utermohlen learned that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and began a series of self portraits that reflect his descent into Alzheimer's.

The portraits are eerie and moving.

See the portraits.


Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL. The ARR knowledge base contains more than 3,820 articles with more than 285,000 links on the Internet.

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