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Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory
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[Played Dec. 8 as part of AARP's Movies for Grownups and available on various VOD platforms.] Michael Rossato-Bennett's captivating, award-winning, intriguing, eye-opening, informative, heartwarming, insightful, 78-minute, 2014 documentary showcases a diverse group of nursing home residents who suffer from various mental disorders, including dementia, Alzheimer's, bipolar disease, and schizophrenia, and when they are exposed and immersed in music, it helps bring joy and laughter, reduces pain, revitalizes their inner spirit, and brings back long-lost memories and consists of commentary by social worker and nonprofit Music & Memory organization founder Dan Cohen, intergenerational neurologist and professor Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Medicare specialist Michelle Van Nostrand, director Dr. Connie Tomiano, geriatric specialist Dr. William Thomas, recreational therapist Yvonne Russell, recreational director Louise Dueno, Dr. G. Allen Powers, musician Bobby McFerrin, Henry's daughter Cheryl Velez, neurologist and Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain author Dr. Oliver Sacks, musician Samite Mulando, Picker Institute executive director Lucille Hanscom, attorney Kathleen Greenlee, Validation Technique founder Naomi Feil, and Area Agency on Aging director Becky Kurtz.

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