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I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Austin, Texas on October 17, 2014

Creative Action hosts a “Creativity & Aging” session in Austin, Texas in October featuring the film I Remember Better When I Paint followed by a community panel discussion. Jean Rather, Chair Edith Royal, Honorary Chair.

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Time:10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: The Harry Ransom Center 300 W 21st St Austin, Texas 78712
RSVP: Call 512-442-8773 x103 to reserve.

Event Program
Screening of I Remember Better When I Paint followed by panel discussion. Panel Moderator, Karen LaShelle, Executive Director, Creative Action.

Panelists
John Bertelson, MD, Neurology
Berna Huebner, co-director, I Remember Better When I Paint
Anne Stacy, Activity Director of AGE of Central Texas DKR Fund
Susan Marcus, author of The Missing Alphabet

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Nashville PBS station and nationwide 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint, a film that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s, to air on Nashville Public TV on Thursday, October 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.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Las Vegas PBS station and nationwide in November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint to air on PBS Vegas. It is a film that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s.

Broadcast dates (on the PBS Vegas Jackpot!111 Cable channel):
Saturday, November 1, 10pm
Sunday, November 2, 3am
Sunday, November 2, 1pm
Sunday, November 2, 11pm
Monday, November 3, 4am
Monday, November 3, 9am

Narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland, I Remember Better When I Paint is a groundbreaking documentary showing how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The film visits 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 reengagement among those with severe memory impairment. Leading neurologists explain how parts of the brain can be spared, and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches.

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.

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.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on South Carolina PBS station and nationwide November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint to air on ETV South Carolina on Thursday, November 6, at 7am and Wednesday, November 26 at 1pm. It is a film that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s

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.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Chicago PBS station WTTW and nationwide in November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint to air on Chicago Public Broadcasting station WTTW on Thursday, November 6 at 10:00pm and Friday, November 7 at 4:00pm.

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.

Inspiring personal stories highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s. Among those who are featured are Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s.

The inspiration for the documentary was the painter Hilgos, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1930s.

In her later years while struggling with Alzheimer’s, she stated “I remember better when I paint”. With students from the Art Institute of Chicago facilitating, and encouragement from Dr. Lawrence Lazarus, a Chicago area geriatric psychiatrist, Hilgos began painting again. Painting allowed Hilgos to maintain, and even regain, some of her core identity, and her extraordinary enthusiasm and energy while living with memory loss.

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 and Dr. Robert Green of Brigham, Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Avertano Noronha of The University of Chicago.

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.

Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Oregon PBS station and nationwide November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint to air on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7pm. It is a film that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s

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.

The inspiration for the documentary was the painter Hilgos, who grew up in Portland, Oregon. In her later years while struggling with Alzheimer’s, she stated “I remember better when I paint”. With art students facilitating, Hilgos began painting again. Painting allowed Hilgos to maintain, and even regain, some of her core identity, and her extraordinary enthusiasm and energy, while living with profound memory loss.

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.

I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Mobile, Alabama on September 8, 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama on September 8, 2014.

The film highlights the power of the creative arts for those living with memory loss such as Alzheimer’s. Guest Speaker Jenny Graf Sheppard, whose work with artist Hilgos is the subject, will introduce the film and lead discussion afterward. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Peter Cowley will also present information about Alzheimer’s research and care in the Mobile area.

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 p.m
Admission: free of charge.
Location:
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36608-1917

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.


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