Groundbreaking documentary on Art and Alzheimer’s to air nationwide on public television in November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program broadcasts on public television stations nationwide during the month of November 2014, which is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the US.

Click here for broadcast listings.

Narrated by Academy award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary includes visits to a variety of care facilities, as well as leading art museums in North America and Europe, to demonstrate how creative activities such as drawing, painting and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity and engagement among those with severe memory impairment.

Leading doctors and neurologists explain how parts of the brain can be spared and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology at Boston University.

Inspiring personal stories are featured, including that of Rita Hayworth, as told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, to highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s.

The inspiration for the film came from the artist Hilgos, who had severe memory loss. When her daughter asked: “Mom, do you want to paint?” She unexpectedly responded, “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” Art students helped her regain a capacity for exchange and communication through painting.

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT: TREATING ALZHEIMER’S THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS is written and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, and is a French Connection Films and Hilgos Foundation production. The program is a presentation of WTTW National Productions in Chicago, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT).

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Indiana Public Television and nationwide November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program broadcasts on public television stations nationwide during the month of November 2014, which is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the US.

The program airs in Indiana on:
WFYI Indianapolis
Sunday, November 2, 2pm
WIPB  Indiana Public Broadcasting
Sunday, November 2, 11:30pm

Narrated by Academy award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary includes visits to a variety of care facilities, as well as leading art museums in North America and Europe, to demonstrate how creative activities such as drawing, painting and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity and engagement among those with severe memory impairment.

Leading doctors and neurologists, explain how parts of the brain can be spared, and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Inspiring personal stories are featured, including that of Rita Hayworth, as told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, to highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s.

The inspiration for the film came from the artist Hilgos, who had severe memory loss. When her daughter asked: “Mom, do you want to paint?” She unexpectedly responded, “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” Art students helped her regain a capacity for exchange and communication through painting.

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT: TREATING ALZHEIMER’S THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS is written and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, and is a French Connection Films and Hilgos Foundation production. The program is a presentation of WTTW National Productions in Chicago, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT). View the trailer to the film here.

For nationwide broadcast dates, click here.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Philadelphia public television and nationwide November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program broadcasts on public television stations nationwide during the month of November 2014, which is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the US.

The program airs in Philadelphia WHYY on:
Monday, November 3, 10am
Tuesday, November 4, 2pm
Thursday, November 6, 6am
Sunday, November 9, 7pm
Monday, November 10, 12pm

Narrated by Academy award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary includes visits to a variety of care facilities, as well as leading art museums in North America and Europe, to demonstrate how creative activities such as drawing, painting and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity and engagement among those with severe memory impairment.

Leading doctors and neurologists, explain how parts of the brain can be spared, and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Inspiring personal stories are featured, including that of Rita Hayworth, as told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, to highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s.

The inspiration for the film came from the artist Hilgos, who had severe memory loss. When her daughter asked: “Mom, do you want to paint?” She unexpectedly responded, “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” Art students helped her regain a capacity for exchange and communication through painting.

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT: TREATING ALZHEIMER’S THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS is written and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, and is a French Connection Films and Hilgos Foundation production. The program is a presentation of WTTW National Productions in Chicago, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT). View the trailer to the film here.

For nationwide broadcast dates, click here.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Los Angeles area Public Television and nationwide November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program broadcasts on public television stations nationwide during the month of November 2014, which is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the US.

The program airs in the Los Angeles area:  KVCR (Channel 9 Palm Springs) on Friday, November 7 at 5pm and on Saturday, November 8 at 10pm and KOCE PBS SoCal on Friday, November 7 at 5pm.

Narrated by Academy award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary includes visits to a variety of care facilities, as well as leading art museums in North America and Europe, to demonstrate how creative activities such as drawing, painting and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity and engagement among those with severe memory impairment.

Leading doctors and neurologists, explain how parts of the brain can be spared, and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Inspiring personal stories are featured, including that of Rita Hayworth, as told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, to highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s.

The inspiration for the film came from the artist Hilgos, who had severe memory loss. When her daughter asked: “Mom, do you want to paint?” She unexpectedly responded, “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” Art students helped her regain a capacity for exchange and communication through painting.

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT: TREATING ALZHEIMER’S THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS is written and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, and is a French Connection Films and Hilgos Foundation production. The program is a presentation of WTTW National Productions in Chicago, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT). View the trailer to the film here.

For nationwide broadcast dates, click here.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on New Hampshire Public Television and nationwide in November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint, a documentary that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s to air on New Hampshire Public Television NHPTV on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10pm.

Narrated by screen legend Olivia de Havilland, I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT reveals the ways day-care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are employing creative therapies to treat Alzheimer’s patients. This informative documentary offers pivotal new insights about the transformative power of drawing, painting, music and museum visits for those living with Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders. Through personal stories and interviews with noted physicians, the film explores the benefits of this approach, including an improved quality of life for the patient and a restored dialogue with their caregivers.

The film, directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, is presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

For nationwide broadcast dates, click here.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on San Antonio Public Television and nationwide in November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint, a documentary that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s to air on San Antonio’s public television station KLRN in November 2014 which is National Alzheimer’s Month:

Thursday 11/6/2014 at 8:00 PM
Sunday 11/9/2014 at 3:30 AM
Monday 11/10/2014 at 1:00 AM
Wednesday 11/12/2014 at 10:00 PM
Saturday 11/15/2014 at 4:30 AM
Monday 11/17/2014 at 2:00 AM

Narrated by screen legend Olivia de Havilland, I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT reveals the ways day-care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are employing creative therapies to treat Alzheimer’s patients. This informative documentary offers pivotal new insights about the transformative power of drawing, painting, music and museum visits for those living with Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders. Through personal stories and interviews with noted physicians, the film explores the benefits of this approach, including an improved quality of life for the patient and a restored dialogue with their caregivers.

The film, directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, is presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Iowa Public Television and nationwide November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint, a film that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s, to air on Iowa Public Television on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 11pm.

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s.

This film, directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, is presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

For nationwide broadcast dates, click here.


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