Documentary on positive impact of creative arts on people with Alzheimer’s screens in Hong Kong in June 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Hong Kong Science Museum as part of the museum’s Science Theatre series at 2:30 pm on June 15, 2014.

The screening will be in English with Chinese subtitles.

This is an informative documentary offering pivotal new insights into the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease through creative arts. In the film, leading international neurologists share findings which support the transformative power of drawing, painting, music and museum visits, illustrating how the parts of the brain related to emotions and creativity are largely spared by the disease, and therefore dramatically changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s and related disorders.

“I Remember Better When I Paint” also tells the compelling story of Hilda Gorenstein, an artist known as Hilgos, who was left lost, agitated and uncommunicative by Alzheimer’s disease but regained a quality of life through returning to painting with the help of students from School of Art Institute of Chicago. The Hilgos Foundation now awards scholarships to students who help those suffering from memory loss, acknowledging and celebrating the astonishing impact of the arts on people with Alzheimer’s.

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