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!Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading