Monday, October 8, 2012

Alive Inside

At the 63rd Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, attendees were offered a special screening of Alive Inside, a documentary that brings special understanding to treating individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alive Inside follows one social worker, Dan Cohen, who finds a unprecedented connection between technology – a simple iPod music player – and residents. The residents come alive listening to their music remembering their youth, their passions, and their identity.

The screening also provided an opportunity to talk about traditional and non-traditional treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia in the long term care setting. Ed McMahon, PhD, National Director of Alzheimer's Care/Quality of Life for Golden Living, moderated the session and the post-screening discussion.

To learn more about Alive Inside and its partner non-profit organization, Music and Memory, please visit the website.

1 comment:

  1. Great post and video about long term care! I was doing research on long term care solutions because it has been a hot topic in my household lately and I'm definitely happy I did because this was a very informative read. Thank you for sharing this with us!