Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit moves to Dunnellon Public Library
The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit has opened at the Dunnellon Public Library located at 20351 Robinson Road in Dunnellon, Florida, ending its six-month tour of Citrus County libraries. It will remain at the Dunnellon Public Library through the month of May, and possibly longer, then move on to a tour of other Marion County libraries.
During its tour of Citrus County, it was seen by more than 200,000 library patrons.
The exhibit features large framed portraits of 24 famous American artists, musicians, athletes, actors, politicians, and authors who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia. Its purpose is to deliver the message that no one is immune to this disease that has so much impact on every level of American society.
The exhibit is a public education initiative of the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, which serves eight west-central Florida counties. It was designed and created by Coping with Dementia LLC with sponsorship from Walgreens at Apopka in Inverness, which supplied all the framed photo prints.
With the exhibit is a cork board where library visitors can post the photos of loved ones they have lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia.