Cameras Were Brought Into This Nursing Home. What They Recorded Brought Me To Tears
This video is the trailer for "Alive Inside", a documentary that follows social worker Dan Cohen as he tries to help those with memory loss combat it with the power of music. Cohen is the founder of Music & Memory, a nonprofit that brings personalized music to the elderly. After hearing reports on the positive effects of music and the ease of using iPods, he was shocked that no long-term care facilities in the US were using this technology to improve their residents' lives. He began volunteering at a local nursing home, creating personalized playlists for the residents. It was a huge success, causing Cohen to seek funding to expand the program. The program is now at hundreds of facilities, all certified through Cohen's organization.