“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 an outlet for emotions, and accesses pockets of memory believed to be lost forever.
In the documentary “I Remember Better When I Paint” the benefits of arts therapy for persons with dementia is demonstrated by several inspiring personal stories. The documentary also captures leading neurologists who explain how the brain is affected by art and the life-enriching benefits of artistic expression. A compilation of clips from the documentary is veiwable below.
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. Our class capitalizes on the well-known benefits for person’s with dementia including healthy expression and enhanced opportunities for friendship. To learn more click HERE or CONTACT US HERE.