Treating Dementia with Music

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The new documentary "Alive Inside" chronicles the work of social worker Dan Cohen - whose organization, Music & Memory, aims to bring personalized digital music into the lives of the elderly and infirm. Joining us to discuss the role that music can play in elder care - particularly in the lives of dementia patients - is Dan Cohen, as well as Ann Wyatt, Residential Care Policy & Strategy Consultant for the Alzheimer's Association. 

"Alive Inside" by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett will be screened at the Rubin Museum of Art this weekend - click here for more information. 


A clip from the film, featuring Brooklyn dementia patient "Henry" listening to the music of his youth, recently went viral on the web and has now been viewed more than 5 million times. Watch it below.