UPPER CUMBERLAND Join the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability for an inspiring cinematic exploration of the astounding changes that music can spark in people living with dementia.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, TCAD and UCAAAD will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary Alive Inside at the Sparta Drive-In. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 5:30 p.m. 

Earning the 2014 Sundance Audience Award, Alive Inside follows social worker Dan Cohen on his quest to bring personalized music to nursing homes. Upon hearing songs from their past, seniors with dementia are suddenly able to find a joyous sense of self that was once lost.

Today, 50 million people around the world live with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia; a number which is expected to reach 75 million by 2030, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

This free screening is part of our TN M.I.N.D.S. (Music Intervention Navigating Dementia Symptoms), which is a program part of Dementia Capable TN. Admission is free and the first 100 attendees will also receive a free drink and popcorn. 

For more information on the special viewing or dementia resources, please contact Sara Martin (smartin@ucdd.org), or Clare Farless (cfarless@ucdd.org), at (931) 432-4111.

About Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD): The Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find the AAAD on the web at www.ucdd.org and at facebook.com/UCDDconnect.