Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

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Running time:
74 minutes

Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia -- many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted.

Release date:
July 18, 2014
Quick review:
An extraordinary documentary captures the startling impact music can have on people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This is an all-too-rare light in the nursing home tunnel.