Berna ended up creating the Hilgos Foundation to encourage art as a therapy for individuals with memory impairment disorders. The foundation grants funds to art students who work with Alzheimer's patients. As a result of the work being done by the foundation and the students it supports, a documentary has been created called "I Remember Better When I Paint."
While the full movie is not yet available on-line, it is being shown on various PBS stations this fall. Mom was able to catch it last week and found it to be a well-done film with implications for the care of Alzheimer's patients.
The film was premiered at Boston University which then hosted a panel discussion following the airing of the film.
If you are able to catch the full film, I encourage you to do so. If not, perhaps these clips will give you some insight into the topic.