Alive Inside: Brain Health & Technology

Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 5:15 PM (PDT)


Music. Emotion. Memories. It all comes together in the insightful and stirring documentary, Alive Inside. Watch firsthand the magic that results when a person with advanced dementia hears a favorite song.

Directed and produced by Michael Rossato-Bennett, this film has won numerous awards. It tracks the efforts of social worker Dan Cohen, through his nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he advocates the use of IPods as personalized music therapy for dementia patients. At first appearance, the patients we meet are alive physically but it is questionable what, if anything remains within them. Through music, we see the inner person emerge and embrace the world with joy and enthusiasm. Without realizing it, you, too, will share the thrill of life as seen through the prism of music.

Following the documentary, we will have a panel discussion with specialists in the area of memory and music.  We will engage in meaningful and educational discussion on this topic. We're excited to have Sutter Care at Home Hospice's Tim Meadows with panelists Roberta Rimbault, a local gerontologist and author of Mindful Connections: A Sensory Appreciation of Music,  Professor Petr Janata of Psychology Department and Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis and Dr. Mandy Salomon, CEO and Co-Founder of Mentia.

Sponsors who made this program possible include Interim Healthcare Hospice, Craig Cares and chapter supporter Genesis Rehab Services.

Alive Inside is being shown on Tuesday, August 28, at the 24th Street Theater (2791 24th Street, Sacramento). The doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the documentary begins at 5:45 p.m. 

Keynote Speakers

  • Petr Janata

    Petr Janata

    UC Davis


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  • Roberta Rimbault

    Roberta Rimbault


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  • Mandy Salomon

    Mandy Salomon


    Co-Founder & CEO

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  • Tim Meadows

    Tim Meadows

    Sutter Care at Home Hospice

    Healthcare Executive

    See Bio
  • Ben Kubit

    Ben Kubit

    UC Davis

    Doctoral Candidate

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Tuesday, Aug 28
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)


24th Street Theater
2791 24th Street Sacramento95818

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