Documentary on positive imact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Las Vegas PBS station and nationwide in November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint to air on PBS Vegas. It is a film that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s.

Broadcast dates (on the PBS Vegas Jackpot!111 Cable channel):
Saturday, November 1, 10pm
Sunday, November 2, 3am
Sunday, November 2, 1pm
Sunday, November 2, 11pm
Monday, November 3, 4am
Monday, November 3, 9am

Narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland, I Remember Better When I Paint is a groundbreaking documentary showing how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The film visits a variety of care facilities, as well as leading art museums in North America and Europe, to demonstrate how creative activities such as drawing, painting and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity and reengagement among those with severe memory impairment. Leading neurologists explain how parts of the brain can be spared, and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches.

Inspiring personal stories are featured, including that of Rita Hayworth, as told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, to highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s.

This film, directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, is presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

For nationwide broadcast dates, click here.

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