In 2014, I began a project with the title Behind Four Walls, Dementia where I visited the home of the old lady that goes by the name of Ksenia, for a total of 10 days. I was always astonished that she could not remember who I was every single time, however I was aware of that from before and it always felt like a challenge introducing myself and discussing about the concept of the project.
My grandmother still visits her everyday, however her illness has gotten worse. I have also been told that she still refuses to eat any food. Ksenia has been living with the dementia illness for over 10 years I believe and this not only effects herself but also her husband. It is an illness that effects a large number of the population. An illness that restrains your freedom and you have to adjust yourself around that.