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Slow Struggle With Alzheimer's

Photographer Judith Fox captures her husband, Dr. Edmund Ackell, and his slow 11-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Edmund Ackell bends over to pick up his golf ball on a green lawn.

Edmund Ackell bends over to pick up his golf ball on a green lawn.

Credit: Judith Fox

Photographer Judith Fox has documented the many moods and expressions of Alzheimer's through her husband, Edmund Ackell.

Photographer Judith Fox has documented the many moods and expressions of Alzheimer's through her husband, Edmund Ackell.

Credit: Judith Fox

Dr. Edmund Ackell has struggled with Alzheimer's disease for more than 11 years.

Dr. Edmund Ackell has struggled with Alzheimer's disease for more than 11 years.

Credit: Judith Fox

Judith Fox describes her husband as a natural athlete. Here he pauses in the shade of a rock on a hiking trail.

Judith Fox describes her husband as a natural athlete. Here he pauses in the shade of a rock on a hiking trail.

Credit: Judith Fox

Dr. Edmund Ackell has beautiful hands according to his wife and photographer Judith Fox.

Dr. Edmund Ackell has beautiful hands according to his wife and photographer Judith Fox.

Credit: Judith Fox

Photographer Judith Fox, the wife of Alzheimer's patient Dr. Edmund Ackell, says the disease tests everyone in the family.

Photographer Judith Fox, the wife of Alzheimer's patient Dr. Edmund Ackell, says the disease tests everyone in the family.

Credit: Judith Fox

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