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Monday
Apr062015

Alive Inside

I have recently came across this documentary as I was searching for something to entertain me on one of these long, cold winter weekends.

After a couple of minutes into this documentary not only I but the rest of my family was glued to the screen.

Imagine awakening memories, emotions, and long-extinguished passions after years of numbness. The stirring documentary Alive Inside beautifully depicts the miraculous revitalization of Alzheimer's and dementia patients through the simple experience of listening to music. 

We are all affected one way or another by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

We have the potentials of bringing a difference into this field of scientific discovery and it is so inspiring what others have been and still trying to do for people and their loved ones suffering from this devastating condition.

Please, take the time to watch this documentary and as scientist/researchers get inspired by it to venture out and try daring steps to be part of the solution.

The Museum of Science in Boston is also organizing an event very closely related to this documentary on May 6th from 7:00-9:00pm in participation with Takao Hensch, PhD, director of the Conte Center at Harvard; professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School; professor of molecular and cellular biology, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University; Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD, director of the Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Stroke Recovery Laboratory; associate professor of neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School .

http://www.mos.org/public-events/alive-inside

See you there!!

~JS

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