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◂  August 2018

Aging 2.0 Alive Inside screening & panel discussion

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24th Street Theater
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818




Keri Vogtmann

Music. Emotion. Memories. It all comes together in the insightful and stirring documentary, Alive Inside. Watch firsthand the magic that results when a person with advanced dementia hears a favorite song.

Directed and produced by Michael Rossato-Bennett, this film has won numerous awards. It tracks the efforts of social worker Dan Cohen, through his nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he advocates the use of IPods as personalized music therapy for dementia patients. At first appearance, the patients we meet are alive physically but it is questionable what, if anything remains within them. Through music, we see the inner person emerge and embrace the world with joy and enthusiasm. Without realizing it, you, too, will share the thrill of life as seen through the prism of music.

Following the documentary, we will have a panel discussion with specialists in the area of memory and music.  We will engage in meaningful and educational discussion on this topic. We’re excited to have Roberta Rimbault, a local gerontologist and author of Mindful Connections: A Sensory Appreciation of Music,  Professor Petr Janata of Psychology Department and Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis and Dr. Mandy Salomon, CEO and Co-Founder of Mentia.

Sponsors who made this program possible include Interim Healthcare Hospice, Craig Cares and chapter supporter Genesis Rehab Services.

Alive Inside is being shown on Tuesday, August 28, at the 24th Street Theater (2791 24th Street, Sacramento). The doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the documentary begins at 5:45 p.m.

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