Alzheimer’s is a disease that brings sadness and loneliness because of its hollowness, but embracing each moment together is important when spending time with Alzheimer’s patients, like anyone else in your life. Just like Kinako the cat does with the old man, Jiji.
My grandfather, Jiji, suddenly got hospitalised and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He gradually began to smile less, seem a little sad and from time to time shut himself from the world. That is when Kinako the cat entered his life.
One day Jiji wandered into my room and found the cat. I first kept it in my room and didn’t tell anyone about it. His eyes shined with gigantic happiness and this motivated me to start documenting the two.