alive inside :  music as therapy is not a new concept, but don cohen took iPod shuffles and music with emotional value to men and women suffering from alzheimers and opened their worlds up. how many families are impacted by this debilitating condition? see this film to see the positive influences music and human contact can make [seen @work 7/30/14 - q+a with dan cohen and michael rossato-bennett]
"Alive Inside" profiles seven elderly people suffering from dementia and shows the transformation that occurs when they're given iPods loaded with their favorite songs from years ago. Dan Cohen is the Executive Director of Music and Memory, the iPod Project, and he started it in 2006 when he was a social worker. He says it occurred to him to reach out to long-term facilities and ask who was using iPods. He discovered none were.
"The new documentary "Alive Inside" shows the transformative power of music as several elderly dementia patients are given iPods loaded with their favorite music. The previously unresponsive seniors quickly start to tap their toes, swing their hands.."