Bringing Memories Home: The Transformative Power of Music

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When and Where:
Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
at Indianapolis Museum of Art

DeBoest Lecture Hall, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Bringing Memories Home
Sheryl Chamberlain, Laura Haw, Dr. Jon Kay, Dr. Robert L. Russell, Sr.


Event Description:

Film screening and panel discussion of "Alive Inside" which portrays the effects of music on people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Many people consider their bodies to be their home and their minds, thoughts, and memories integral to their identity.  What happens when one is no longer able to connect to one's past and the present is unrecognizable?  

"Alive Inside" explores how personalized music can trigger the brain and revitalize people who have memory loss. It also provides insight into how existing institutions can become more homelike, and how the current healthcare system might offer alternative therapies for healing beyond prescription medication.  This inspirational and joyous film demonstrates how music can restore a sense of going home to one's self.  

Audience members are invited to arrive early (5:30pm) for an opportunity to listen to therapeutic music so they can personally experience the power of music as documented in the film. (The film begins at 6pm and the IMA Cafe will be open prior to the screeing.) After the screening, a panel featuring a folklore and ethnomusicology professor, geriatric professionals, and family caregiver will engage the audience in dialogue.   

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged.
Limit 150.

Presented by Shining Light Film Festival, Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter, ArtMix: art redefining disability, Indianapolis Museum of Art, MHA Indy, NAMI Indianapolis.

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