Photographic Treatment ©

This project explores the effects of images on people suffering from senile dementia, and particularly Alzheimer’s.

Conducted in collaboration with neurologists, gerontologists and psychologists, this research aims to provide a therapeutic tool based on images, in order to improve the wellbeing of patients.

Laurence Aëgerter’s work is based on recent scientific studies, which demonstrate that viewing images and manipulating printed photographs can have a positive impact on patients by stimulating their cognitive functions.

Photographic Treatment © consists of silkscreened images and a series of 5 photo books. Each book contains 30 diptychs of beautiful, large black and white photographs (A4-format) and offers a wide variety of photo’s; portraits, landscapes, objects, people in action, art, etc.

Scientific committeeProf. Dr. Dick Swaab, Prof. Dr. Philip Scheltens, Prof. Dr. Rose-Marie Dröes, Dr. Debby Gerritsen, Dr. Frans Hoogeveen, Dr. Elsbeth de Ruijter, Dr. Anneke van der Plaats, Dr. Tom van Gestel.


Photographic Treatment ©, Daily Photo Doses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

each book : 64 pages, 29,7 x 21 cm

edition of 1000

Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing


Photographic Treatment © was produced thanks to the Nestlé Prize of the Grand Prix Images Vevey (Switzerland) and presented as international premiere at the Festival Images Vevey 2016. Photographic Treatment ©  also received the generous support of  Zorgbalans; Amstelring; GGZinGeest; Stichting Art in Societies; Stichting Stokroos; Fonds Sluyterman van Loo; Stichting RCOAK; Pius-Stichting; BankGiro Loterij Fonds; Stichting VSBfonds; Huize Plantage; Stichting de Zaaier; Mondrian Fund; Fondation Beau Séjour, Vevey.