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For Elders With Dementia, Musical Awakenings

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Alive Inside - Movie Review

"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.

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Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett's documentary "Alive Inside" chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.

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Alzheimer's Patient "Awakens" When Listening to Music From His Past

Outstanding reference in the use of Music to help Alzheimer's patients relive a sense of themselves.

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Music as a therapeutic tool has been gaining momentum as a means for treating many mental afflictions, particularly with the aid of this viral video of a man with Alzheimer's:

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LYRICS: I'm in the dark, I'd like to read his mind But I'm frightened of the things I might find Oh, there must be something he's thinking of To tear him away When I tell him that I'm falling in love Why does he say Hush, hush, keep it down now, voices carry Hush, hush, keep it down now, voices carry I try so hard not to get upset Because I kn...

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Senile, unresponsive old man comes alive when he hears his favorite music

Senile, unresponsive old man comes alive when he hears his favorite music. - This is so amazing!

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"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.

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Alive Inside, a documentary film being shown in selected theaters across the U.S., tells the story of a social worker using iPods and personalized playlists to bring new life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer's.

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