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I Remember Better When I Paint
Narrated by screen legend Olivia de Havilland, I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT reveals the ways day-care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are employing creative therapies to treat Alzheimer’s patients. Therapeutic art activities, some experts suggest, can strengthen patients’ still-vibrant imaginations, helping to reawaken their sense of personality, identity and dignity. The informative documentary offers pivotal new insights about the transformative power of drawing, painting, music and museum visits for those living with Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders. Through personal stories and interviews with noted physicians, the film explores the benefits of this approach, including an improved quality of life for the patient and a restored dialogue with their caregivers.