Cathy Greenblat

Putting a New Face on Alzheimer’s

Posted on 05/15/2013 by | Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingWhen Cathy Greenblat was in her 20s, her grandmother and grandfather had Alzheimer’s. “I bought society’s message that nothing could be done but keep them safe,” she says. Years later, when Greenblat’s mother developed the disease, she realized that lots more could be done. The former Rutgers University sociology professor began to see Alzheimer’s through a different lens — her camera — when her mother was in a memory care facility. Greenblat saw quality care in a place brimming with …

The Takeaway: Love, Joy and Alzheimer’s On Display in New Portraits

Posted on 04/26/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayToo many pictures of Alzheimer’s patients present dim nursing home hallways or grim hospital corridors, lives of isolation and unwitting apathy. Cathy Greenblat aims to show another, brighter side of the disease, in her new book, Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently, and accompanying photo exhibition in New York.