Alzheimer's: A different view

For more than a decade, US sociologist Cathy Greenblat has been travelling the world studying the treatments offered to people with dementia. Her mother and two of her grandparents all developed the disease - and she wanted to understand more about the condition.

In her book - Love, Loss and Laughter - she tells positive stories of ageing, dementia and end-of-life treatment, across seven countries. Take a look at some of her touching images here, as she explains what she discovered.

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An exhibition of images from Love Loss and Laughter will begin a seven month tour of Australia on 14 May 2013.

All images subject to copyright. Photography by Cathy Greenblat. Music by KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 26 March 2013.

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