Friday, February 10, 2012

Photos of love and Alzheimer's win World Press award

Colin Barras, biomedical and environment news editor
(Image: Alejandro Kirchuk )

Marcos leads Monica, his wife of 65 years, into the living room of their Buenos Aires apartment. Monica was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007 - and Marcos has devoted his life to her care.
This photo by Alejandro Kirchuk of Argentina is one a series called Never let you go featuring the couple. The series has won Kirchuk first prize in the Daily Life Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest.
Alzheimer's is likely to be a growing problem in future as life expectancy continues to rise around the world. Efforts to find therapies have yet to yield effective results.
Last month, we featured William Utermohlen's self-portraits, painted during his progressive decline from Alzheimer's.

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