"This is a lovely book about a devastating problem-Alzheimer's. The pages are like poetry and the photos saymore than words. Anyone who has cared for a loved onewith Alzheimer's will relate to and appreciate every one ofthese pages." -Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
"There is a sweetness in the light Judith Fox finds thatsoftens a brutally unique and all too common experience.Ms. Fox has made the story about love and devotion when itmight easily be expected to be about a more tragic and angryvision. But the tough stuff is lurking around every corner..." -Arthur Ollman, Director, School of Art, Design,and Art History at San Diego State University
Three years into their marriage, Judith Fox's husband, Dr.Edmund Ackell, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.Over the course of the next ten years, Fox watched as theman who used to perform surgery, fly planes, and rununiversities, forgot how to turn on the coffee maker, placea phone call, or remember what his wife had told him twominutes earlier.
More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's. A poignantand beautiful portrait of a man with Alzheimer's as seenthrough the loving lens and words of his wife and care-partner,I StillDo: Loving and Living With Alzheimer's puts ahuman face in front of the statistics, exploring the diseasethrough Fox's intimate photographs and poetic writing.While the details of I Still Do are personal and unique, thisdeeply candid story of illness, aging, partnership, and lovingis universal.
Judith Fox is an award-winning photographer, writer, business leader, and public speaker. Fox's photographs are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, the Haggerty Museum, and the Harn Museum. After her book, I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer's was released in 2009 (powerHouse Books), Fox became a global advocate for Alzheimer's awareness and education. She is a speaker and consultant on Alzheimer's and family caregiving for corporations, non-profit associations, and universities. I Still Do was named "one of the best photography books of 2009" by photo-eye Magazine.