Wed, Mar 27, 2019 07:00PM
I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT
Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, 2009, 54 min.
Join us for a documentary exploring the many benefits of the creative arts for those living with Alzheimer’s. I Remember Better When I Paint tells the story of Hilgos, an American painter in her nineties living with dementia, who undergoes a remarkable change when she starts painting again.
Featuring interviews with leading Alzheimer’s specialists, the film shows how creative therapies can bypass damaged parts of the brain. Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth who suffered from the disease, also shares her story.
This free screening is part of our Minding Memory: Alzheimer’s and the Arts programming. Today fifty million people around the world suffer from dementia, a number which is expected to reach 75 million by 2030, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International. The Aga Khan Museum is committed to furthering the conversation on how those affected, and their caregivers, can benefit from the power of art.