Sometimes art can convey certain things more clearly than all the technical language in the world. You could read a scientific paper on the struggle with Alzheimer’s, and perhaps that would teach you something. But if you watch Marvin Hodges perform his spoken word poetry “Blue Genes” you will have a glimpse–a real glimpse–into what it is like to face Alzheimer’s. If you have faced Alzheimer’s in a loved one, watch this video. If you want to know what it is like to have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, watch this video.