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The Making of Alive Inside (A TED Talk on Music & Dementia)

What's behind Michael Rossato-Bennett's stirring documentary on music's affect on dementia? See why this film has been a success in the battle against Alzheimer’s. (Video)

Michael Rossato-Bennett is the Director of ALIVE INSIDE, winner of a 2014 Sundance Film Festival Award. What’s behind his documentary on music’s affect on dementia — a film that has been a success in the battle against Alzheimer’s?

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August 11, 2014 5:08 am

My husband was trapped in this disease (Alzheimer's ) for 14 years; He now is truly singing his heart out in heaven.

August 12, 2014 3:37 pm

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August 12, 2014 3:43 pm

Amazing!! Thank you for sharing your gift and talent with us. My mom suffers from Alzheimer and I cannot wait to share some music from her era on my next visit with her. She is 3000 miles from our home.
You have give us hope and the means to offer them a few moments of tender memories to their difficult tragedy.thanks again Michael Rossato-Bennett!!!!!!!

B. Berger

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