Opera and Alzheimer’s Disease: How a Composer Dedicated an Entire Opera to the Journey of Aging

Composer Lembit Beecher discusses his opera, “Sky on Swings,” which depicts the journey and friendship of two aging women as they confront Alzheimer’s disease.

Using opera to explore the inner lives of two modern women with dementia, Beecher paints a tender, complex portrait of what it’s like to actually live with Alzheimer’s disease.

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