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Panel discussion at the National Museum of Women in the Arts – April 7th in Washington D.C

Join a talk and a lively panel discussion about the creative arts and Alzheimer’s, as explored in the documentary film I Remember Better When I Paint. Narrated by Olivia de Havilland, the groundbreaking documentary shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s.  Creative activities such as drawing, painting, and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity, and reengagement among those with severe memory impairment.

  • Introduction by Sharon Rockefeller
  • Speakers are Berna G. Huebner, Janine Tursini, and William E. Mansbach, Ph.D.
  • Moderated by George Vradenburg
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:  National Museum of Women in the Arts • 1250 New York Avenue NW • Washington, DC 20005

Documentary on positive impact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Twin Cities PBS station in April 2017

I Remember Better When I Paint to air on Twin Cities PBS on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 1pm.

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.

Arts and Alzheimer’s documentary screens in Chicago on November 16, 2016

Join Bringing Art to Life: Chicago, an art therapy program partnering high school students and adults with Alzheimer’s, for a screening of the arts and Alzheimer’s documentary I Remember Better When I Paint. Following the screening, there will be a discussion and play facilitated by drama therapist Judy Holstein.

Screenings: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time:
10am
Where:
Wesley Place Rehabilitation Center, 1415 W. Foster Ave Chicago, IL 60640

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

Documentary on positive impact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Idaho PBS station in October 2016

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

Broadcast dates are:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1am

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.

Important documentary dealing with understanding of Alzheimer’s

The documentary I Remember Better When I Paint has to date broadcast in more than 1,500 showings on PBS stations across North American, and the film continues to broadcast during 2016. 

The Gerontologist, a publication of the Gerontological Society of America—a leading source in that field, recently published an article by Rick J. Scheidt, PhD, about the documentary I Remember Better When I Paint.

And here is what it says about the film:

I Remember Better When I Paint is perhaps the most important documentary to date dealing with our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).”

The article goes on to say that the film:

“ …should be required viewing of every gerontology educator and practitioner, regardless of years in rank. Every student who is currently training in adult development, aging, gerontology, or geriatric medicine should see this video.

Indeed, it may even be more critical viewing for long-time professionals who may continue to define those with AD and related dementias almost solely in terms of symptoms associated with physical and cognitive loss.

This is a refreshing film of hope and possibilities. It shows the impact of non pharmaceutical approaches in the creative arts on persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD), including those who have dementia, family members, care professionals, and community members.”

Read more of the article here.

About the film
I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

Documentary on positive impact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Chicago, Illinois PBS station on July 24th, 2016 at 4pm.

I Remember Better When I Paint to air on Illinois PBS on July 24th, 2016 . It is a film that provides hope to families living with Alzheimer’s.

Narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland, who just celebrated her 100th birthday, 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.

Arts and Alzheimer’s documentary screens at American Art Therapy Association’s 47th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, July 2016

The arts and Alzheimer’s documentary I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the American Art Therapy Association’s 47th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Film Presentation Date/Time: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m. with an introduction by  the documentary co-director Berna Huebner. Following the screening, there is a discussion facilitated by art therapist Rita Klachkin.

Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Meeting Room Location: Harborside Salon C, located on the 4th Floor level of the Marriott

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other  creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.


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