“Alive Inside” will be playing at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) this weekend. This is a remarkable film on the power of music in the lives of three people living with dementia and Alzheimers. Social Worker Dan Cohen made a remarkable discovery when he brought his IPod to a nursing home. He discovered that dementia-afflicted persons seemed to “awaken” when they listened to music from their past. So he and first-time director Michael Rossato-Bennett embarked on a three-year investigation of “how music connects people to the memories and emotions of their youth.”

IVC Board Member Cheryl Denton has seen this film and highly recommends it. Click here for more information about “Alive Inside.” It will be playing this Saturday, May 17 at 11:00 am at the SIFF Cinema Uptown AND Monday March 19 at 7:00 pm at Pacific Place in downtown Seattle.