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The brain painting: “the snake eating away the life of your memory”. Memory problems (Dementia) are caused by damage to the brain (2013)

Author

Dwyer AL

Publisher

Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing

City

Perth, WA

Type

Poster

 

Description

This poster was designed to raise awareness about dementia among Aboriginal people. To relate the effects of dementia to an Aboriginal audience, the poster uses traditional dot painting to show a snake inside the brain, whereby the snake is said to be eating away a person's memory. The poster explains the risk factors for dementia and highlights some of the signs of dementia. The poster was developed as part of the Indigenous dementia services study by a project officer involved in the study.

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Contact details

Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing
Email: wacha@uwa.edu.au

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Last updated: 19 June 2013
 
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