Treating Alzheimer’s Through the Creative Arts  “I Remember Better When I Paint”

“Interstellar summary: 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. 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.” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595878/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

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Do watch this YouTube – 3min and wonderful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54AtoQVGfwU

The creative arts are an avenue to tap into the non-verbal, emotional place in an individual. Somehow the creative arts bypass the limitations and simply go to the strengths.  People still have imagination intact all the way to the very end of their progressive disease.  Wonderful- Social, active, using their hands, strengths and imagination.  I’ve seen this in action as I teach Thursday Morning Watercolors at a facility near my home.  Truly a wonderful way to Create Moments of Joy!