Groundbreaking documentary on Art and Alzheimer’s airs nationwide on public television

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program continues to broadcast on public television stations nationwide in 2015, in particular at the end of October and also in November which is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the US.

Narrated by Academy award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary includes visits to 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 engagement among those with severe memory impairment.

Leading doctors and neurologists explain how parts of the brain can be spared and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology at Boston University.

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.

The inspiration for the film came from the artist Hilgos, who had severe memory loss. When her daughter asked: “Mom, do you want to paint?” She unexpectedly responded, “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” Art students helped her regain a capacity for exchange and communication through painting.

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT: TREATING ALZHEIMER’S THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS is written and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, and is a French Connection Films and Hilgos Foundation production. The program is a presentation of WTTW National Productions in Chicago, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT). View the trailer to the film here.

Broadcast Dates
(Times subject to change, check local listings)

Alabama
Alabama Public Television
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1 am
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2 , 2015 at 3am

Alaska
Fairbanks KUAC (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2pm, 5pm and 10pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6am and 12pm
Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11pm
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 12am

Arizona
Arizona Public Media (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4 pm and 7pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8am and 2pm
Monday, November 2, 2015 at  at 2am

Arkansas
AETN-3 PLUS/WORLD
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am
Sunday, October 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am

California
PBS SoCal World
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3pm, 6pm and 11pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7am and1pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12am
Monday, November 2,2015 at 1am
Northern California KQED World
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7am and 1pm
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 1am
Eureka KEET TV (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3pm, 6pm and 11pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7am and 1pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 1am
KIXE-TV World  (Chico-Redding area)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3pm, 6pm and 11pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7am and 1pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 1am

Colorado
Colorado Public Television
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7pm

Florida
North Central Florida WUTT
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am
Southwest Florida WGCU (World TV 30.2 Cable 201)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

Georgia
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Knowledge)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

Idaho
Idaho Public Television
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 4pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1am
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12am, 8am and 2pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2am

Illinois
WTTW (HD)
July 24, 2016 at 4pm
Chicago WTTWPBS (Create/World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Carbondale WSIU
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am, 9am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am
Illinois Public Media WILL-TV (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am, 9am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am
Springfield WSEC (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am, 9am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am

Iowa
Iowa Public Television (IPTV World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5pm
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9am
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3pm

Kansas
KTWU (11.1)
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 11pm

Louisiana
WYES (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am, 9am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am

Maine
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPTN World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

Massachusetts
WGBH (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

Michigan
Lansing WKAR (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

Missouri
Nine Network of Public Media (KETC World)
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am, 9am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am

Nebraska
NET2 World 
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9am and 3pm

Nevada
PBS Vegas Jackpot!111 Cable channel
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 11pm
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am and 9am
Monday, November 30, 2015 at 1am

New Hampshire
NHPTV PBS (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015  at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

New Mexico
New Mexico PBS KNMD-HD
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12am, 8pm and 2pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2am
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8am and 2pm

New York
WLIW NY Public TV (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am
Binghamton WSKG
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am
Buffalo WNED (Think Bright channel)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am
Rochester WXXI
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am
Syracuse WCYN (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10am

North Dakota
Prairie Public Broadcasting (KFME World)
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9am and 3pm

Ohio
Cleveland WVIZ (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am
Western Reserve PBS (Northeast Ohio)
Sunday, November 28, 2015 at 5am

Oregon
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB Plus)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5am

Pennsylvania
Erie WQLN
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

Philadelphia WHYY (YINFO cable)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

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

South Dakota
KDSD World
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1:00am, 9am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3:00am

Tennessee
WLJT
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am, 9am and 3pm
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am

Texas
Dallas KERA (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm
San Antonio KLRN (KLRN 9.2 World)
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1am and 9am
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3am

Utah
KUED (The World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4pm
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12am
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8am
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2am
Utah Education Network UEN-TV
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 8pm
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2am

Vermont
Vermont PBS (World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9 pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9am
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 10am
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 4 pm

Virginia
Norfolk WHRO (TV World)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 7am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 8am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10am
Roanoke Blue Ridge PBS (World SD 15.3)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2am, 10am and 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4am

Washington, DC
WHUT-HD
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 12am
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:30am

Washington (state)
Spokane KSPS
Thursday, October 29, 1015 at 11pm

Western New England
WGBY
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6pm
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9pm
Friday October 30, 2015, 2am
Friday October 30, 2015, 10am
Friday October 30, 2015, 4pm
Sunday, November 1, 2am
Monday, November 2, 2015, 4am

Wisconsin
Milwaukee MPTV
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00pm and 8pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1:00am, 9am and 3pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00am
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3:00am

Additional air times to be added. Times subject to change, check local listings.


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