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I Remember Better When I Paint (2009)

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I Remember Better When I Paint' 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 ... See full summary »
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I Remember Better When I Paint' 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. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation, and narrated by Olivia de Havilland. 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. Written by Berna Huebner

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A must-see.
7 November 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Although most folks probably wouldn't consider watching this documentary, it really is a must-see for everyone. That's because it addresses Alzheimer's and that as well as other dementias will most likely affect everyone who reads this. You may develop it but more likely someone you know and love will sometime in your life.

"I Remember Better When I Paint" begins in the 1990s. A a woman diagnosed with the disease said the phrase that became the title of the program and soon a local volunteer artist began working with her using art therapy. Progress at first was excruciatingly slow, as the old woman barely ever spoke and showed little interest. However, eventually, using art, she opened up and developed a sense of purpose to her life as well as improvement in her cognitive functioning. While the show clearly points out that it is not a miracle cure, it also shows a variety of programs around the world that were spurred on by this experiment--and now art appreciation classes and art classes are bearing results.

This is a very impressive show to watch. While Alzheimer's is a depressing prospect, this show indicates that there are some rays of hope and the overall tone is quite positive. Well worth seeing and quite inspirational.


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