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I Remember Better When I Paint documentary on PBS
Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:19 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


This documentary will be shown on PBS in November.  Jfkoc on the Caregiver board posted about it.  Here is some information, including a link to a trailer. 

 

View the trailer to the film here. 

 

 

 

 

I Remember Better When I Paint  --  Treating Alzheimer's Through the Creative Arts 

  

http://irememberbetterwhenipaint.wordpress.com/public-television-broadcasts-fall-2014/  

 

 

 

 

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

 

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 during the month of November 2014, 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  

 

Arizona
Arizona Public Television AZMP
(Ready TV Channel)
Sunday, November 16, 12noon
Sunday, November 16, 8pm
Monday, November 17, 2am
Saturday, November 22, 1pm
 

 

 

California
San Francisco KRCB
Sunday, November 16, 9:30pm and Wednesday, November 26, 8pm
 

 San Mateo KCSM
Sunday, November 16, 9pm
Wednesday, November 19, 11pm
 

Southern California / Los Angeles area 

 KVCR (Channel 9 Palm Springs)
Friday, November 7, 5pm
Saturday, November 8, 10pm
 

 KOCE PBS SoCal
Friday, November 7, 5pm 

 

 Colorado 

 Colorado Public Television Channel 12.2
Friday, November 7, 7pm 

 

Florida
 

Jacksonville WJCT
Monday, November 3, 11pm
 

 Orlando WEFS
Sunday, November 16, 10pm 


Tampa WUSF
Thursday, November 6, 10pm with a repeat the following day. 

 

Illinois
 

Chicago Public Broadcasting station WTTW
Thursday, November 6, 10pm
Friday, November 7, 4pm
 


 

Indiana
 

WFYI Indianapolis
Sunday, November 2, 2pm

 

WIPB  Indiana Public Broadcasting
Sunday, November 2, 11:30pm 


 

Iowa
 

Iowa Public Television
Sunday, November 30, 11pm 


 

Kansas 

WKTU Channel HD 11.1 

Sunday, November 16, 3pm
 

 WKTU MHz Channel 11.2
Sunday, November 16, pm
(KTWU broadcasts in Eastern Kansas and portions of Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma)
 

 

 Kentucky
KET Kentucky Educational Television
Tuesday, November 4, 4am 

 

 Michigan
Grand Rapids WGVU
Sunday, November 24, 4pm
 

 Mid-Michigan Public Television WKA
Monday, October 27, 11pm 

 

 Nevada 
PBS Vegas Jackpot!111 Cable channel
Saturday, November 1, 10pm
Sunday, November 2, 3am, 1pm and 11pm
Monday, November 3, 4am and 9am
 

 

 New Hampshire
New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV)
Saturday, November 1, 10pm
 


 

New Mexico
New Mexico PBS NNME
Tuesday, November 25, 10pm

 

NENW PBS ( Eastern New Mexico)
Monday, November 24, 9pm
Tuesday, November 25, 8am and 2pm
 

 

 New York
WLIW (public media station affiliate of WNET)
Sunday, November 2, 3:30pm 

 

 

 Ohio
Cleveland WVIZ PBS
Sunday, November 2, 3pm
 

 Northeast Ohio WEAO
Sunday, November 9, 12am 

 

Oregon
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
Wednesday, November 19, 7pm 

 

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia WHYY
Monday, November 3, 10am
Tuesday, November 4, 2pm
Thursday, November 6, 6am
Sunday, November 9, 7pm
Monday, November 10, 12pm
 

 Pittsburgh WQED
Thursday, November 13, 10pm 

 

 Rhode Island
WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Friday, November 7, 10pm (Learn Channel) 

 

 South Carolina
ETV South Carolina
Thursday, November 6, 7am
Wednesday, November 26, 1pm
 

 

 Tennessee
East Tennessee PBS (WETP)
Sunday, November 2, 4pm
 

 Nashville Public TV
Thursday, October 30, 11pm 

 

Texas
Corpus Christi  KEDT 
Tuesday, November 4,11pm
 

 Dallas KERA 
November 18, 11pm
 

 San Antonio KLRN
Thursday November 6, 8pm
Sunday, November 9, 3:30am
Monday, November 10, 1am
Wednesday, November 12, 10pm
Saturday, November 15, 4am
Monday, November 17, 2am
 

 West Texas NENW PBS
Monday, November 24, 9pm
Tuesday, November 25, 8am and 2pm
 

 

 Vermont
Vermont PBS
Monday, October 27, 10pm
Saturday, November 1, 5pm
 

 

 Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands PBS WTJX Channel
Saturday, October 25, 11pm
 

 

 Virginia
WBRA Blue Ridge PBS
Wednesday, November 12, 7pm 


 

Washington, DC 

 WHUT Public Broadcast Television
Sunday, November 2, 4:30pm 

 

 Washington (state)
 KSPS public television (serving northwestern US and Canada)
Thursday, November 27, 7pm
Sunday, November 30 12pm
 

 

 West Virginia
West Virginia Public Broadcasting WVPBS.2
Thursday, November 6, 9pm 

 

 Wisconsin
Milwaukee MPTV
Saturday, November 15, 8am 

 

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


 
 

  


Mimi S.
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:41 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


iris, is this a new production?
There has been an excellent movie with this name for quite a bit.
The Alzheimer's Association has sponsored the Memories in the Making  program.
i firmly believe in giving people who are suffering the opportunity to participate in many different art and music activities.
I only have one warning. The person must not be subject to much direction. The person must be free to express himself. Of course, given free rein, the product may her a muddy piece of torn paper. But, so what.  The final product is not important. The experience is what is important.

Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:19 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Mimi, I don't know if this is what you have already seen, but it is being promoted for the month of November for National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  You can look at the trailer and see if you recognize it from before:

 

View the trailer to the film here. 

 

Iris L.


Mimi S.
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:04 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


iris, It's not the same, but is based on the other:

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.


llee08032
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:33 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4408


I am looking forward to seeing the film. It will be interesting to see the impact of creativity on persons with AD. Thank you for this information!
Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:54 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Alzheimer's Reading Room has more information about this program, how it came to be, and using art as a treatment, not just an activity:

 

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2014/10/i-remember-better-when-i-paint.html#more 

Iris L.


Mimi S.
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:17 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


How about this quote from the film, per Iris's link:

Less than 15% of people with Alzheimer’s are doing creative activities.



It has always been my belief that if we raised that to 75% many of the situations that trouble caregivers would bet lessened or be gone.



Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:32 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


The authors agree with you, Mimi.  Here is a quote:

"All speakers stressed the importance of allowing persons suffering from Alzheimer's “to do as many things as possible -- to let them do what they can do”. It is important to find out what the person can do and enjoys doing.

Many families have negative attitudes, feeling that the person is “no longer there”. It is important to realize that the person is always there. We need to help the Alzheimer’s person find things the person will enjoy, and they will become “more there.”

Examples of these things that were mentioned are cooking, baking, gardening, exercise, painting, music, even visiting circuses, zoos, and acrobatic performances.

I feel Alzheimer's caregivers will be more successful if they can identify what interests the person suffering from Alzheimer's -- this is how you stand up to the disease."


and also:


"One audience member said her family had funded an arts program for people with Alzheimer’s in Connecticut. She asked what she should look for to see if these programs were being successful. Mr. Zeisel said his facilities are being taught to measure engagement. They use questionnaires. They take movies of their patients, and they have engagement scales. The goal is to REPLACE aggression and apathy with a focus of attention, engagement, mood elevation, and improved memory."

Note:  I added the underlining.

We need to make special efforts to continue doing what we like to do.  It's good for our brains.

(I like this dark font--I don't know how I got it, though.)

Iris L.

llee08032
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 6:22 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4408


I think that creative center in the brain when activated triggers the release of Endorphins, Serotonin and other feel good type chemicals. Oddly it is easier for me to write poetry these day's than to get through writing even a post!
quits
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 7:27 AM
Joined: 12/30/2012
Posts: 3520


Thank you for posting this before November Iris! It is only on in my area Nov. 3.
Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:45 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Any one see a ;listing for the main PBS station in NYC, please post.
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 12:08 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Mimi, here is the listing for New York:

 

Monday, November 24, 9pm
Tuesday, November 25, 8am and 2pm
 

New York
WLIW (public media station affiliate of WNET)
 

Often they show the video online after they broadcast it.  If I see a link, I wll post it for those who don't see it on tv.

Iris L.


Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 3:24 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Thanks Iris, I have no idea of where to get that station. It's not the main one, Ch. 13. 

I also checked my local PBS and it wasn't listed.

Bummer.

I'd rather watch on TV, but hopefully it'll be on-line.


Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 3:55 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


it was on at 10 PM on my local PBS station.
Do watch it.
My impressions:
The importance of activities such as art is stressed. Examples are given. I was going to write "of patients participating." One of the experts hated the word patient used for us. He feels that once a person is labeled patient, all feel the person can no longer do anything. Finding out the things a person can still do is so important. 
SOUND FAMILIAR?
There is an in-depth report about the woman in Chicago, a former artist, who first said, "I Remember Better When I Paint." it happened much differently and over a longer period of time than I remembered.
Time was also given to other art activities such as collage and sculpture.
The importance of all activities was stressed.
The value of guided trips to art museums or studios was stressed.
Now, as you watch it, let us know how you reacted.
You can be notified when others respond to this thread by going just above this box and the top right and hitting the first box on the left. You'll get a new page and you hit subscribe e. Then you'll get san e-mail when atone else responds. 
neat, eh.  Every now and then I remember it. it's not there when you are responding. 

Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:42 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Mimi, this was supposed to have shown on my local PBS station last night, Friday November 7 at 5 pm.  It was not on at 5 pm, nor at any other time through 10 pm,  I checked the other local PBS station, and it was not on there either.  I'm going to search for it tonight.  I'll keep checking. 

 

Everyone, keep checking your local listings.  An additional listing was added for North Carolina.  

North Carolina broadcast now announced: http://www.unctv.org/content/program_listings/i-remember-better-when-i-paint

 

 

Iris L. 


Mimi S.
Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014 6:17 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


I'm so sorry, Iris. And i assume it's the major LA station you ae referring to.
Shoot them an e-mail
Worth checking out from Clinical Trials:
http://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx?bid=162&g=posts&t=2147509923

Iris L.
Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014 9:45 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


I went through the entire month of November and did not see this documentary on either of my local PBS stations.  Did anyone see it? 

 

Iris L. 


Mimi S.
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:23 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Iris,

http://www.ovguide.com/i-remember-better-when-i-paint-9202a8c04000641f800000001002dd07

Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:27 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222



Thanks for locating this video, Mmi.  I'll watch it later after I return home.  I'm off to computer class now.  

 

Iris L. 


Mimi S.
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:34 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Good for you!. What aspect are you concentrating on?
Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4:41 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Mimi, I never made it to class.  The delayed sleep phase is still giving me problems.  I was awake most of the night, then fell asleep right after I posted.  It's a general computer class  I'm learning about Excel and Powerpoint, two programs I never knew about before.  Also I go for the socialization. 


 

Iris L. 


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:47 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


I was impressed by the trailer.  They believe in helping the person with AD create a life that's worth living.  Why prolong life if it's not worth living?  they are working with mid-to-late stage patients.  


The person with AD is a person who can still do things.  Short term memory is IRRELEVANT to what they are doing.  The person is still there.  


I'm going to watch the full feature now. 


 

Iris L. 


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:14 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


I can't find the full documentary feature.  But I did find this WONDERFUL NPR radio interview of Dr. John Zeisel, author or "I'm Still Here."  The patients sound normal when they are drawn out about their past lives in relation to the art they are viewing.   


 

But don't ask them directly, what they did that morning, because they don't remember.  Work with other attributes of the person.  This is very encouraging. 

 

The interview is 9 minutes long.

NPR INTERVIEW
with Robin Young
Click here to listen


Iris L.
 


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:23 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Boston Globe articles about John Zeisel's program: 


 

 http://www.imstillhere.org/sites/artzalz.org/files/assets/Boston%20Globe%20Memories%20Unlocked.pdf  

 

 

http://www.imstillhere.org/sites/artzalz.org/files/assets/Globe_Is%20Art%20Therapy%20the%20answer%20for%20dementia.pdf  

  


 


 


The Guardian (U.K.) article about John Zeisel's program: 


 

 http://www.imstillhere.org/sites/artzalz.org/files/assets/Guardian%20UK%20ARTZ.pdf  


 


 AARP article about John Zeisel's program: 


 

 http://www.imstillhere.org/sites/artzalz.org/files/assets/AARP%20Oct%2009.pdf  

 
 

 

 

Visit http://www.imstillhere.org/   for information about all of the programs.

 

 

Iris L. 

 

 


 
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