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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.

Arts and Alzheimer’s documentary screens in Paris, France at MICEFA on June 20, 2016

Arts and Alzheimer’s documentary screens in Paris, France  at MICEFA on June 20, 2016 followed by a talk by neurologist, Dr. Herve Taillia

In honor of MICEFA (Mission Inter-Universitaire des Echanges entre la France et l’Amerique) medical, public health and nursing students who are taking a course through the MICEFA on Comparative Practices in Medicine and Public Health, there will be a  screening of I Remember Better When I Paint on June 20th at 4pm 2016 followed by a talk at 6pm by Dr. Herve Taillia and Berna Huebner.

Time: 4pm screening: I Remember Better When I Paint—Followed by a talk by Dr. Herve Taillia, a neurologist at the Amercian Hospital in Paris and Val de Grace Hopital, and Berna Huebner, co-director of the documentary.

Where: Foyer International, 93 Blvd. St. Michel, 75006 Paris

Entry: Free admission.

RSVP: on I Remember Better when I Paint – Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Remember-Better-When-I-Paint/131961693509686?ref=hl

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

Arts and Alzheimer’s documentary screens in Chicago at the Loyola University Museum of Art in April 2016

To coincide with the exhibit William Utermohlen: A Persistence of Memory,   the Loyola University Museum of Art is screening I Remember Better When I Paint Saturdays at 1pm  April 2016.

Screenings: Saturdays in April 2016. Discussion with  filmmaker Berna Huebner following the screening on April 9, 2016.
Time: 1pm
Where: Loyola University Museum of Art,820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Entry: Free with museum admission.

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.

Arts and Alzheimer’s documentary screens in Massachusetts March 2016

I Remember Better When I Paint, a groundbreaking documentary on art and Alzheimer’s, screens in Watertown, Massachusetts on March 29, 2016.
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7pm
Where: Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472
For more information click here.
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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