Documentary on Art & Alzheimer’s screens in Wisconsin

Creating the Spark for People with Dementia takes place Monday, May 6, 2019 from 9:30am to 4pm at the Horicon Marsh Educational Institution N7725 State Road 28, Horicon, Wisconsin 53032.

Home and professional caregivers, activity coordinators, and memory cafe facilitators will benefit greatly from these programs! Come for a program or stay the whole day! The programs are free and lunch will be provided at no charge.

Agenda for the day:
Music and Memory 9:30-11am
Memories in the Making Overview & Demo 11:15-11:45 am
I Remember Better When I Paint” documentary during lunch 12-1:15 pm
Questions for Producers of “I Remember Better When I Paint” 1:30-2:15 pm
Rock Steady Boxing Overview & Demo 2:15-2:45 pm
Creative Story Telling – SPARK! program 3-4 pm

Space is limited. Call the ADRC of Dodge County to reserve your seat. 920-386-3580

In collaboration with the ADRC of Dodge County, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Dementia Concerns Coalition, and Dementia Friendly Dodge.

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Documentary on how creative arts benefits people with Alzheimer’s screens in Toronto, Canada on March 29, 2019

Date: Friday, March 29,  2019
Time: 7pm  Where:  Aga Khan Museum,  77 Wynford Drive, Toronto.

Join us for a documentary exploring the many benefits of the creative arts for those living with Alzheimer’s. I Remember Better When I Paint tells the story of Hilgos, an American painter in her nineties living with dementia, who undergoes a remarkable change when she starts painting again.

Featuring interviews with leading Alzheimer’s specialists, the film shows how creative therapies can bypass damaged parts of the brain. Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth who suffered from the disease, also shares her story.

This screening is part of the Aga Khan Museum’s Minding Memory: Alzheimer’s and the Arts programming. Today fifty million people around the world suffer from dementia, a number which is expected to reach 75 million by 2030, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International. The Aga Khan Museum is committed to furthering the conversation on how those affected, and their caregivers, can benefit from the power of art.

Following the screening is a panel discussion.

For more information visit:



Documentary on how creative arts benefits people with Alzheimer’s screens in Maryland on February 3, 2018


Screening on Dec, 5th at Chicago Methodist Senior Services

Tue, December 5, 2017 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

You can RSVP here or by emailing

In this groundbreaking documentary, you’ll see how engaging with the arts — from viewing the work of great artists to creating their own — has the ability to transform the lives of people with memory loss.

At this special event, you’ll have an opportunity to hear from Berna Huebner, co-director of the documentary, and participate in a post-show discussion.

Wine and refreshments will be served.

About Chicago Methodist Senior Services

At Chicago Methodist Senior Services, we are committed to helping each person live and feel as well as possible through person-centered care and life-enriching programming including art and music therapy. We believe it’s a good day when everyone who cares for you knows your story.

We host a number of events throughout the year available to local community members. Attending our events is a great way to get to know us better and learn more about our offerings across our locations. We hope to see you there!

Other highlights from the summer: Screening at Rockport Public Library

On June 7th the Rockport Public Library hosted a screening of I Remember Better When I Paint followed by a discussion with educator Peggy Cahill. The program was free and open to the public and great success.

Join the Second Annual Arts for Alzheimer’s Reception featuring a screening of “I Remember Better When I Paint.” July 27th in Water Mill, NY

Screening: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Where:  Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, New York

For more information: call M.A. Ragona at 631 820 8086 or visit

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.

Panel discussion at the National Museum of Women in the Arts – April 7th in Washington D.C

Join a talk and a lively panel discussion about the creative arts and Alzheimer’s, as explored in the documentary film I Remember Better When I Paint. Narrated by Olivia de Havilland, the groundbreaking documentary shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s.  Creative activities such as drawing, painting, and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity, and reengagement among those with severe memory impairment.

  • Introduction by Sharon Rockefeller
  • Speakers are Berna G. Huebner, Janine Tursini, and William E. Mansbach, Ph.D.
  • Moderated by George Vradenburg
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:  National Museum of Women in the Arts • 1250 New York Avenue NW • Washington, DC 20005

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