Please join us for a screening of I Remember Better When I Paint, a film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner. 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. The film is narrated by Olivia de Havilland.
Following the screening, filmmaker Berna Huebner will be joined by Dr. Sam Gandy, Chair of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and Gail Sheehy, bestselling author of Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence, for a lively discussion moderated by Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Founder and Executive Director of Arts & Minds.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Registration details: This event is open and free to the general public, but space is limited. Registration is required. Please register by reserving tickets above, or call (212) 650-2010.
Location: The screening and discussion will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Sacerdote Lecture Hall at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. Please enter the Museum at 81st Street and 5th Avenue.
This workshop will be held in a facility that is wheelchair accessible.
IR Assistive Listening Devices and neck loops are available in the Sacerdote Theater. CART and ASL interpretation are available upon request with two weeks notice. Please note that the film will be shown with captioning. Audio description is not currently available for this film, but we are happy to arrange a guide to provide live verbal description during the screening upon request.
If you require accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 650-2010. Please contact us at least two weeks before the workshop, if possible.
About the Panelists:
Berna G. Huebner is Co-Director and Associate Producer of I Remember Better When I Paint. She is President and Founder of the Hilgos Foundation, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation with people who have different forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s. Berna also serves on the Board of Directors of Arts & Minds, the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Board and is Director of the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris. She is the former Research Director for Nelson Rockefeller when he was a Governor of New York and then Vice President. (www.hilgos.org)
Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., holds the Mount Sinai Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, and is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Director of the Center for Cognitive Health and the NFL Neurological Center, all at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Gandy is an international expert in the metabolism of the sticky substance called amyloid that clogs the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease. In 1989, Gandy and his team discovered the first drugs that could lower formation of amyloid. Dr. Gandy has written more than 200 original papers, chapters and reviews on this topic. Dr. Gandy has received continuous NIH funding for his research on amyloid metabolism since 1986.
As the bestselling author of 16 books including Passages, Gail Sheehy has changed the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives. In 2010 she took on the most challenging and personal issue in her latest book, Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence. She tells the inspiring story of her own journey of 17 years caring for her husband Clay Felker and fills the book with stories of families we all can relate to, and their most creative strategies.
Carolyn Halpin-Healy is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arts & Minds, a not-for-profit organization that works to improve well-being for people with dementia and their caregivers through engagement with art. She has over 20 years of experience in museum education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and has consulted with other New York City museums on education program development and implementation. Since 2008 she has produced museum programs and workshops for people with dementia and their caregivers.