On February 17th, 2010 students and professors joined Dr. James Noble of the Neurological Department at Columbia University for a screening of the film. It was a terrific event and we were thrilled to attend.
Here is the announcement and a list of some of the questions discussed:
A few doctors are beginning to suggest that involving people with Alzheimer’s in the creative arts at home – in day care centers and other facilities helps reawaken creativity and relationships. ” “I remember better when I paint”” offers insight into the inner lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease. This documentary is an incredible tool for on-going medical education. It demonstrates how art can be used to reawaken creativity and relationships, and reminds us how much life still exists in these patients.
How can doctors facilitate caregivers to maintain a high quality of life for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease?
How do we know what a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of doing and creating?
How can caregivers use art to improve their loved ones’ mood?
How do we train caregivers to feel empowered enough to use art in the home?