Channel THIRTEEN, the flagship public television station of the New York City tri-state area and the most-watched public television channel in the nation, broadcasts the documentary “I Remember Better When I Paint” .
The film will be shown on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2:30pm, one of four public television showings coming up in the New York tri-state area.
Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary details innovative therapies for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Painting, drawing and museum visits are all seen to contribute to an improved quality of life and a restoration of some degree of memory and identity. It is a groundbreaking film that gives hope to families and patients themselves that it is possible to restore quality of life through the creative arts. Viewers will have a different perception and new understanding of those with profound memory loss.
The film features a moving interview with Yasmin Aga Kahn whose mother Rita Hayworth found comfort in painting as an individual with early onset Alzheimer’s. International experts (as well as those with the disease, family members and caregivers of all ages) appear in the film. Among those experts are Dr. Butler, founding director of the National Institute on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Dr. Samuel E. Gandy, Mount Sinai Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.