The Hilgos Foundation supports artistic creation for people who have dementia such as 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 stations in Asia and Europe and is also on DVD.
More about Hilgos Foundation
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.
#AlzChat where Alzheimer's carers and experts share on a new dementia caregiving topic each week. Chat co-moderation led by @creativityincare
How do you decide what to tweet?
How can we help people? We tweet Alzheimer's news, engage in conversations & participate in chats. We believe in thanking people for RTs/MTs
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.
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. As noted in the Huffington Post: "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... 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