Michael Rossato-Bennett, director of the award-winning documentary, Alive Inside, is teaming up with Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour to create a first-of-its kind workshop to Disrupt Dementia.
It’s time to announce the U.S. city lineup for Dr. Bill Thomas’ 2016 Age of Disruption Tour! Without further ado…
Prepare your brain for a bountiful flood of new research on how music can “Change the Brain.”
Yesterday I had a conversation with the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in my home state of Montana about how to change dementia caregiving practices in the state’s nursing homes. I offered three ideas and would like suggestions from readers.
Have you watched Alive Inside yet? It’s available on DVD and streaming on Netflix. Let’s put music at the heart of the conversation about what makes a life worth living.
Recently, I was interviewed for an article at Chabad.org about tips for including loved ones living with dementia in Chanukah celebrations. With Christmas fast approaching, it seems appropriate to review a few of those tips here for your upcoming family gatherings.
I was privileged to be part of an extraordinary film, Alive Inside by Michael Rossato-Bennett, that documented the small miracles as life re-ignites in the eyes of long-term dementia sufferers when they hear familiar tunes for the first time in years.
What’s new at ChangingAging? The big news coming off the Second Wind Tour is the July 18 theatrical debut of Alive Inside. Dr. Al Power has also has a new book and Seattle continues changing aging!
While attending The Green House Project annual conference in Grand Rapids earlier this month I had the pleasure of recording dementia expert Teepa Snow in a keynote session explaining and humanizing the changes to the brain caused by advanced dementia. Learning these insights into how the brain operates brought together several threads ChangingAging has been following regarding the way we think about and treat people living with dementia.
Last Friday, Dr. Bill Thomas put out an urgent request to the ChangingAging community to help save the Kickstarter fundraising campaign for the documentary film “Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory.” The campaign was in danger of losing all its pledged funding if it didn’t raise an additional $3,000 by Monday to meet the $50,000 Kickstarter goal.
As many readers know, I’ve had the pleasure of working with documentary film director Michael Rossato-Bennett on a groundbreaking documentary film ‘Alive Inside‘: A Story of Music & Memory. ‘Alive Inside‘ is the story of Dan Cohen, a small town social worker who discovers how personalized music can “awaken” and regenerate deeply locked memories in patients with dementia […]
Millions of people watched the YouTube video of Henry, a nursing home resident, literally “come alive inside” after listening to some of his favorite music. The most recent web clip from the documentary Alive Inside features Dr. Bill Thomas on how music can be at the heart of a life worth living.
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A video clip from the upcoming documentary Alive Inside demonstrating the power of music to awaken and transform a man seemingly living in a stupor in a nursing home has swept the Internet with over 3.5 million views in only three days.
Debuting in New York April 18, 2012, Alive Inside tells a story of hope and beauty in places where they are hard to find – nursing homes caring for the oldest and most frail. “This is one of the first films to take a hard look at why emptiness and loneliness invade and pervade old age in modern life,” said Bill Thomas, one of the experts featured in the film.
Last summer Al Power called me to tell me about a film maker who wanted to explore the connection between life, art, music and aging. I jumped at the chance to to meet up with them at St. John’s and we spent a day there talking about ideas and doing some taping.
The film maker’s name is Michael Rossato-Bennett and his production company, Ximotion Media, had undertaken the challenge of explaining how and why access to music could help people come “Alive Inside.”
A clip from this film was posted on YouTube and has gone absolutely viral in the past 24 hours with nearly 3 million views and counting. Continue reading to watch.