Documentary on positive impact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Philadelphia PBS station in November 2015

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

Broadcast dates are:

Philadelphia WHYY Y2
Thursday, November 25, 2015 at 7pm
Friday, November 26, 2015 at 1:30am
Saturday, November 27, 2015 at 1:30am
Monday, November 30, 2015 at 4pm

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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