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.

This free screening, which will be held at the Sparta Drive-in, 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 those that 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 Oct. 30 to watch an inspiring story about music and memory. The movie begins at dusk.

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.

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

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 and at