Alive Inside, a documentary film being shown in selected theaters across the U., tells the story of a social worker using iPods and personalized playlists to bring new life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer's.
A donation from the members of St. Anne Parish will provide iPods and music to 30 residents living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia at Mount View Care Center.music helps patients enable memories, relieve boredom and eases pain and depression.
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett had planned to film Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, for a single day. Cohen had wanted to document his nascent program for elders with dementia who were spring.
'Alive Inside': New documentary shows how music can reawaken Alzheimer's patients