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

Anna L Dwyer
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (5): 287.

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, AdvDipAustLanguage& Linguistics, Researcher (Project Officer)
Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing, University of Western Australia, Broome, WA.
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Smith K, Flicker L, Dwyer A, et al. Factors associated with dementia in Aboriginal Australians. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2010; 44: 888-893.
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