Boston Premiere of the Alzheimer’s Disease Film: I Remember Better When I Paint

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
January 7th, 2010

Contact: Allison Rubin, 617-638-8491 | afrubin@bu.edu

WHAT: The Boston premiere of I Remember Better When I Paint, an Alzheimer’s disease documentary on the impact of art on patients will be held on January 12, at Boston University. The film focuses on the positive impact of art and other creative therapies in people with Alzheimer’s disease and how these approaches can change the way people look at the disease. The documentary includes interviews with medical professionals who explain how creative activities engage areas of the brain that are not damaged by the disease and thus reawaken a sense of personality, identity and dignity.

WHO: Following the film there will be a panel discussion including faculty
members from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM):

• Brandon Ally, PhD, BUSM, assistant professor of neurology, Director of Neuropsychology Research, Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, Bedford VAMC
• Meg Curtis, Innkeeper, caregiver to Alzheimer’s patient Skip
Curtis featured in the film
• Eric Ellena, Film Director and President, French Connection Films
• Robert Green, MD, MPH, BUSM, professor of neurology, genetics and epidemiology and Co-Director, Alzheimer’s Disease
• Clinical & Research Program
• Robert Stern, PhD, BUSM, associate professor of neurology and Co-Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical & Research Program
• John Zeisel, PhD, President and Co-Founder, Hearthstone
Alzheimer Care, Ltd.; I’m Still Here Foundation

WHEN: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
6:00 p.m. – reception with light appetizers
6:30 p.m. – movie screening
7:30 p.m. – panel discussion

WHERE: Boston University School of Management Auditorium
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02215

The cost of the event is $10, registration is required. For registration information go to https://secure-alumni.bu.edu/olc/pub/BUAR/events/event_order.cgi?tmpl=events&event=2241642
This event is hosted by Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Boston University Alumni Association, it is also co-sponsored by Artists for Alzheimer’s (ARTZ), a non-profit initiative of the I’m Still Here Foundation, which creates free, Alzheimer’s access programs at arts and cultural institutions internationally.

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