Groundbreaking documentary on Art and Alzheimer’s to air nationwide on public television starting November 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program broadcasts on public television stations nationwide beginning November 2014, which is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the US.

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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…

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