Based on the research of noted scholars such as Oliver Sacks, Music & Memory, a non-profit organization established in New York City, uses digital music players to bring personalized music to the elderly, particularly those experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as other individuals with chronic and severe health challenges. The results, for patients and caregivers, are nothing short of remarkable.
The documentary Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory, details the work of the organization and gives us a glimpse into the power of music to support understandings of the self and create connections to others. You can see a clip from the film here: http://www.ximotionmedia.com.
On Monday, October 15th, at 6:30 PM. in Pfleeger Concert Hall, Rowan University will host a screening of the documentary Alive Inside: The Story of Music & Memory. This screening will be followed by a talk with Dan Cohen, director of the Music and Memory organization, and Michael Rossato-Bennett, documentarian and producer of the film. This event is open to the public and I would love for you to be there.