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

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 had been lost. Today 50 million people around the world live with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, a number which is expected to reach 75 million by 2030, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

This free screening is part of the TN M.I.N.D.S. (Music Intervention Navigating Dementia Symptoms), which is a program part of Dementia Capable TN. Admission will be free to all who attend. The first 100 participants will also receive a free drink and popcorn. Concessions will be available for purchasing as well. Bring a friend or two and come out to the Sparta Drive-In on Halloween Eve to watch an inspiring story about music and memory.

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