The brain painting: “the snake eating away the life of your memory”

Anna L Dwyer
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11135
Published online: 18 March 2013

This painting is aimed at an Aboriginal audience and depicts the brain and “the snake eating away the life of your memory” to represent dementia. I intentionally used traditional dot painting style and storytelling to speak directly to Aboriginal people and to bring the causes and signs of dementia to their attention.

  • Anna L Dwyer

  • Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing, University of Western Australia, Broome, WA.



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