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Through Their Eyes - exhibition and panel discussion on dementia and Alzheimer's
Tuesday, September 19
The exhibition "Through Their Eyes" depicts life with dementia and Alzheimer's in Norway and India and the pain experienced by the relatives. The exhibition was first shown at the India International Centre in Delhi in January 2022, it is now being exhibited in several places in India and on September 19 it will be shown for the first time in Norway.
In addition to the exhibition of photographs by Andy Malhan, there will be a poetry reading by Astri Ghosh and Carlton Braganza and a panel discussion with Dr. Abdullah Mohammed, neurologist and senior consultant at Rikshospitalet, and Carsten Strobel, neuro- and elderly psychologist at Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus. The topic of the conversation is how dementia and Alzheimer's disease affect the immigrant community in Norway.
The poems will be performed in English, Norwegian and Hindi, while the panel discussion will be in Norwegian.
The photographs in the exhibition were taken by Andy Malhan. He has lived, studied and worked on five continents and this has led to a passion for communication, storytelling, bridge building and bringing people together. He is a caregiver and the son of an Alzheimer's patient.
Astri Ghosh is a poet and translator, based in both Oslo and Panjim and Mussoorie in India. She is currently translating South Asian mystical poetry, Dalit writers and feminist poems into Norwegian. She is the daughter of an Alzheimer's patient, has portrayed an Alzheimer's patient in the movie "Life Flows On".
Carlton Braganza is a singer, photographer and writer. He started out as a sailor, but went ashore to establish the restaurant and music club Opus in Bengaluru. During the pandemic, he took requests from listeners around the world and sang on Jukebox Jammies on Facebook and YouTube every night. With more than 250 episodes and 10 million views, he received rave reviews from the renowned Rolling Stone magazine.