Hilgos Foundation

is a Shorty Award finalist!


Non-profit advocating the arts to improve lives of people with dementia. Co-produced documentary I Remember Better When I Paint on positive impact of art on Alzheimer's.

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Finalist in Charity chosen by the community

1 nomination in Dementia

1 nomination in Alz

1 nomination in Charit

Campaign Video by Hilgos Foundation

The Shorty Interview with Hilgos Foundation

What inspires you to tweet?

Raising Alzheimer's awareness, positive power creative arts have on people with Alzheimer's and supporting the caregiving community.

Why should we vote for you?

A vote would be in honor of caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer's. Each tweet we do is in their honor. Hope you'll donate a vote.

What will the world be like 10 years from now?

We hope it will be a world without Alzheimer's; that a prevention or cure is found. Today Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 cause of death without prevention or cure or way to slow progression.

What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?

The word you because people are the reason we tweet. Otherwise, we shorten away to share and educate on Alzheimer's.

View Hilgos Foundation's complete Shorty Interview

Learn More about Hilgos Foundation

Biography

The Hilgos Foundation supports artistic creation for people who have different forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s. The Foundation co-produced I Remember Better When I Paint, a documentary narrated by Olivia de Havilland on the positive impact of creative arts on people with Alzheimer’s and how this can reduce stigma around the disease. The film shows the intersection between the arts, medical and scientific worlds. It has aired on PBS, TV outlets in Asia and Europe and is also on DVD.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

The Hilgos Foundation is an active user of social media, in particular Twitter, to provide support and hope to caregivers, to connect the Alzheimer's community and to educate people on the disease. In 2012, the Hilgos Foundation founded #AlzChat, a weekly Twitter driven chat where Alzheimer's carers and experts share on a new dementia caregiving topic each week. The chat was recently mentioned in a Huffington Post column: "A great resource....is called AlzChat, where experts discuss via Twitter Alzheimer's related issues every Monday at 3 p.m. It's a great way to learn more, network, and raise awareness for Alzheimer's all from the comfort of a smart phone." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-norton/ten-things-caregiving-tau_b_4506427.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because they improve the lives of people through art.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because I've had family members affected too

February 17, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because they really make an impact.

February 17, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity simply because they are making a difference.

February 16, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because they deserve it!

February 15, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because... they rock at promoting Alzheimers awareness

February 15, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because they raise Alzheimer's awareness.

February 14, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because...of all the hard work that they do for free.

February 13, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because...of their spirit of generosity and good work.

February 13, 2014

I nominate @IRememberBetter for a Shorty Award in #charity because...they are a great organization!

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 6th annual ceremony will be held in New York City and livestreamed on the web on April 7, 2014.

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