MUSIC HAS A POWERFUL POSITIVE IMPACT ON SENIORS WITH DEMENTIA: ALIVE INSIDE

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    Unlike cancer, the scientific community does not yet have any “survivor stories” to buoy our efforts, and it will take a concerted effort by scientists, pharmaceutical companies, government and society to bring about the reality of ending Alzheimer’s disease. Only by recognising and confronting

    Alive Inside is a documentary that follows Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder of the non-profit organization Music & Memory.

    The film is a valuable reminder that even if someone with dementia doesn’t communicate often, they’re still alive inside.

    Dan visits nursing homes across the country and shows the powerful positive effect of music on seniors with dementia. Normally uncommunicative seniors sometimes start singing, dancing, or speaking.

    Dan and the filmmaker also talk with family members who have seen firsthand how music has deeply affected their older adults.

    We describe who would enjoy watching Alive Inside, share touching moments from the film, explain why it’s so important, and link to how to watch it.