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Advocating for the Arts in Alzheimer’s Care

An inspiring blog post on why art matters in Alzheimer’s care published on the Southern Oregon Artist’s Resource.

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

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on August 20, 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on August 20, 2014.

Following the film screening is a panel discussion with Gail Sheehy, author of the book Passages in Caregiving, and Berna Huebner, co-director of the documentary and founder of the Hilgos Foundation.

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time: 2 to 4 p.m
Admission: free of charge.
Location: Featherstone Center for the Arts
30 Featherstone Lane off Barnes Road
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Click here for more information.

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

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Wenham, Massachusetts on June 19, 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Wenham Museum in June. The film highlights the power of the creative arts for those living with memory loss such as Alzheimer’s. Following the documentary screening is a panel discussion facilitated by Peggy Cahill, art and culture program development consultant, working with The Wenham Museum Memory Cafe.

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 noon, followed by lunch
Location: Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Wenham, MA
RSVP: by 6/15/14 to J. Reynolds at (978) 468-5529
Click here for more information.

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

Documentary on positive impact of creative arts on people with Alzheimer’s screens in Hong Kong in June 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Hong Kong Science Museum as part of the museum’s Science Theatre series at 2:30 pm on June 15, 2014.

The screening will be in English with Chinese subtitles.

This is an informative documentary offering pivotal new insights into the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease through creative arts. In the film, leading international neurologists share findings which support the transformative power of drawing, painting, music and museum visits, illustrating how the parts of the brain related to emotions and creativity are largely spared by the disease, and therefore dramatically changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s and related disorders.

“I Remember Better When I Paint” also tells the compelling story of Hilda Gorenstein, an artist known as Hilgos, who was left lost, agitated and uncommunicative by Alzheimer’s disease but regained a quality of life through returning to painting with the help of students from School of Art Institute of Chicago. The Hilgos Foundation now awards scholarships to students who help those suffering from memory loss, acknowledging and celebrating the astonishing impact of the arts on people with Alzheimer’s.

Event on April 30th at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York

Event on April 30th at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Wisconsin on May 6, 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theatre in Racine, Wisconsin co-hosted by Hospice Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter.

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theatre, Racine, Wisconsin
RSVP: (262) 652-4482 x 1251

This award-winning international documentary narrated by Olivia de Havilland highlights the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with memory impairment, helping to reawaken a sense of personality, identity and dignity. Among those who are featured in the film are acclaimed neurologists and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. It also tells the story of Hilda Gorenstein, an accomplished painter, who in later years suffered from dementia. The film’s co-director and Hilda’s daughter, Berna Huebner, will be among the guest presenters at the event.

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Massachusetts on March 9, 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Wellfleet, Massachusetts followed by a panel discussion.

Presented by Daybreak Program, following the screening Stacie Hevener from Daybreak and Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University will be present to discuss the film. Refreshments at the event courtesy of Harbor Point at Centerville.

Date: Monday, Sunday, March 92014
Time: 1pm
Location: Wellfleet Preservation Hall
RSVP: Harbor Point at (508) 778-2311

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


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