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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.

Screening of I Remember Better When I Paint in Naples, Florida on February 17, 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Naples, Florida followed by a panel discussion.

Date: Monday, February 17, 2014
Time: The evening begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. The screening follows at 7:00 p.m followed by a panel discussion that begins at 8:00 p.m. with time for Q&A.
Location: The von Liebig Art Center

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 San Francisco in February 2014

A screening of the documentary I Remember Better When I Paint followed by a discussion with Berna Huebner, co-director of the film, is taking place in San Francisco on February 7, 2014 hosted by the Bay Area Arts Access Collective (BAAAC) & the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC). The screening takes place as part of a symposium on arts and eldercare organized by the MAC and the BAAAC. For more information call 415-655-7856 or visit the event Facebook page.

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 Fort Meyers, Florida on February 18, 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Lee Country Alliance for the Arts in Fort Meyers, Florida followed by a panel discussion.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Alliance for the Arts, Foulds Theatre
10091 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL
For more information click here.

This feature length documentary explores the positive impact of art and other creative therapies in people with Alzheimer’s disease, and how these approaches can change the way the disease is viewed by society. The film examines the way creative arts bypass the limitations of dementia disorders such as Alzheimer’s and shows how patients’ still-vibrant imaginations are strengthened through therapeutic art. Produced and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, I Remember Better When I Paint is narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland who played Melanie Hamilton in “Gone with the Wind.”

The film’s co-creator, Berna Huebner, will be on hand and will lead a discussion at 8om following the screening, along with local art therapists Angel Duncan and Reina Lombardi. The screening will be in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. A $5 suggested donation is requested at the door. Presented in memory of all our friends, parents, grandparents and caregivers who have experienced life with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s & the Creative Arts

From the Vancouver Sun by Anna Bowness-Park:

Hilgos’ story is more than just inspiring. Despite suffering from Alzheimer’s, she discovered that she had not lost her capacity to imagine and to express it in her art. This can serve as a reminder that we do not have to limit our own or a loved one’s potential to the human brain. And that beauty has a deeply healing effect in our lives. When we cultivate a sense of divine consciousness and spiritual beauty for others as well as ourselves, we are reminded who we – and they – really are…

Read full post here.

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Weston, Massachusetts, November 7, 2013

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

Date: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location:
Weston Public Library
87 School St Weston, MA 02493
Space is limited, reservation required. RSVP to: westoncoa@westonmass.org

Following the screening is a panel discussion on how these creative approaches can change the way we look at Alzheimer’s disease. The panel includes:

- Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center
– Hannah Goodwin, Manager of Accessibility, Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston
– Berna Huebner, Co-Director of I Remember Better When I Paint and Director, Hilgos Foundation

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 premieres in Connecticut, October 11, 2013

The Mercy Community and the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College present the Connecticut premiere of “I Remember Better When I Paint,” a documentary on the positive impact of art and creative therapy on those living with Alzheimer’s.

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
Location: University of Hartford, Wilde Auditorium and 1877 Club
Registration: The cost of the film screening, panel discussion and lunch is $35.00 per person. Please register by October 4th.
Registration information at: http://library.hartford.edu/presidentscollege/programs/

Berna Huebner, co-director of the documentary, is to introduce the film. Following the screening, there is a lunch as well as a panel discussion on creative therapies and Alzheimer’s.

The panel discussion features:
– Dr. Elisa Gil-Pires, M.D., Medical Director for The Mercy Community, and Chief of Geriatrics at Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center
– Jan Albetski, Supervisor, Assisted Living Services Agency for The McAuley, part of The Mercy Community
-Catherine Certo, Professor of Physical Therapy and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Services, School of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University
-John Ferierabend, Professor and Director of Music Education at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School.


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