The ties that bind us-
feel stretched dangerously thin.
OF DISCONNECTION AND LONELINESS,
AND ALL THAT LIVES.
IT IS TIME TO RE-CONNECT.
There are 46 million elders living with Dementia worldwide,
hundreds of millions of lost youth,
and millions of people in the middle,
lost and lonely...
The effect of these diseases goes beyond the 5 million people who live with is every day. Family members, friends, and caregivers feel the pain as well.
The cost of how we treat elders is immense, both monetarily, emotionally and socially. Elders are often pushed to the edge of society, seen as an expense rather than valuable. They are isolated, considered a burden to take care of and difficult to connect to. Those with Alzheimer's and dementia are considered even more inexsessible. For these elders, communicating is more diffucult but the desire to communicate and interact with the world around them is not gone.
Those with Dementia or Alzheimers also face the challenge of overmedication. Many elders with these communcation challenge try and reach out by acting out. In return they are given anti-psychotics instead of understanding.
Elder care, escpecially for those with Alzheimer's and dementia, needs help. And we can help.
We face similar challenges with our youth. Being young can be hard, especially if you are lost and searching for meaning, if you have limited opportunities to connect with people on a deeper level, or if you feel that you're not making an impact on the world around you. Empathy is seen as a weakness not a strength, but this outlook destoyes humanity. Empathy an connection is overlooked and undervalued, to the detriment of our youth. Working with and through Alive Inside can help.
The power of music is incredible. It can connect people, bridge gaps between age and experience, bring forward forgotten memories, and put us in touch with ourselves and each other. Through this amazing power, and with our headsets, app, Life Story software, tools, and training materials, we can change peoples' lives.
MAKE US FEEL LESS ALONE.
and all else will follow.