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Dementia is a Person: The Leaf Project

Dementia is a Person: The Leaf Project

On May 02, 2020

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Dementia is a Person: The Leaf Project

by Cynthia Hoogstraten, Josephina Beckers + Kay Shelton

Dementia is a Person: The Leaf Project


by Cynthia Hoogstraten + Josephina Beckers + Kay Shelton


What is the symbolism of leaves and people living with Dementia? In the process of change when the leaf turns into a different colour and character it may still hold onto the tree before finally drifting down to the ground to rest. The life cycle is a process of growth and rebirth. The leaves remind us that people living with dementia leave behind a rich tapestry of colour and character that forms an indelible imprint on the family and friends to serve as a foundation for new growth and fuel for renewal. Even at this stage of the life cycle we recognize the beauty in fallen leaves as much as the beauty and story of everyone throughout their stages of dementia.


The Vault - Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery – 1 Barolin Street


Image courtesy of Cynthia Hoogstraten.


Contact Name: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Contact Number: (07) 4130 4750

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Cost FREE



2020-05-02 10:00:00
2020-05-02 10:00:00