Thursday, July 17, 2014
Music Memories Remain Alive Inside
Music has an unmatched power to bring back our pasts. But what if our memories have been lost to Alzheimer's or some other condition? Can music still work its magic?
A new film, Alive Inside, says yes. The film, opening Friday July 19, 2014 in New York, features the work of Dan Cohen, a New York social worker who started taking personalized iPods to people with dementia in nursing homes several years ago.
Cohen's non-profit Music & Memory got a huge boost in 2012 when an early clip from the film, featuring a gentleman named Henry, became an online sensation. It has been viewed more than 10 million times at various websites.
Alive Inside will open in theaters and be shown in film festivals around the country through mid-September 2014. MORE HERE