At our last symposium we had the pleasure of premiering the wonderful documentary “I Remember Better When I Paint”. It was inspiring, emotional, and innovative in the way it represented seniors with Alzheimers, and how the arts helps this group of seniors feel like themselves.

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.

DVD available from www.amazon.com, www.artistsforalzheimers.org

Watch the trailer here:

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