Memory Loss Conference
For fifteen years SIU School of Medicine Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Department on Aging, and St. John’s Hospital have brought to Springfield outstanding education and resources for those working or living with memory loss.
Opening Keynote 2, 9:30 – 11:00
I Remember Better When I Paint
Berna G. Huebner, Co-Director and Producer, “I Remember When I Paint” and Founder, Hilgos Foundation, Highland Park, IL.
This new, internationally-noted documentary, “I Remember Better When I Paint,” narrated by Olivia de Havilland, shows how the arts can change the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. Examples include Rita Hayworth, whose story is told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan. Doctors, neurologists and professional caregivers explain the science behind such results. Berna Huebner, co-director, will speak about the film, and about her mother, an artist, who resumed painting after experiencing Alzheimer’s, demonstrating what is still possible for lives touched by memory loss.
Attendees will be able to:
1. Discuss ways to help families and caregivers create a better quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
2. Describe the film’s contribution to changing the way people look at Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Discuss two new pathways, via the creative arts, for engaging with a loved one you thought was lost.
For more information about the conference, see SIU Memory Loss Conference .