SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR FAMILIES

“I Remember Better When I Paint”

For people with dementia, the world is often confusing and unsettling. Global focus on the benefits of art therapy for persons with dementia yields optimistic proof that art improves self-esteem, provides a possitive outlet for emotions, and helps access pockets of memory believed to be lost forever.

In the documentary “I Remember Better When I Paint” the benefits of art therapy for people with dementia is demonstrated by several inspiring personal stories. The documentary also spotlights leading neurologists who explain how the brain is affected by art and the life-enriching benefits of artistic expression. The trailer for the documentary is viewable below, to view the full documentary on PBS click HERE.

For individuals experiencing early-stage memory loss, OPICA’s Brain Train is a weekly four-hour program that features the OPEN ART STUDIO, a focused art class that is designed to help individuals find their artistic voice, click HERE for details. For family CAREgivers, we also offer a monthly MINDFULNESS-BASED ART WORKSHOP, click HERE for details.

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