© Kari Collins
The “New Documentary Award” from the Julia Dean Photo Workshops for a long term project in 2006 was fiven to Kari Collins, for her moving multi-media presentation on the care-givers of an Alzheimer’s patient. Her presentation is available here.
Florence Abel, 89, of Owebsboro, Ky., has spent the majority of her life caring for others. Suffering the final stages of Alzheimer’s, Florence now depends greatly on her family and caregivers for comfort and support. This story documents her final journey; one filled with love, compassion, and strength. While her ability to care has become full circle, her strength in the final stages of her life is greatly supported by the compassion of those she once cared for, as well as the people her kind spirit has touched in the process.