A FREE tool to help you find music for your elders.
"Alive Inside" shows how music, movies, and stories from childhood can "awaken" Alzheimer's minds.
We challenge you-
For Grandma, Mom, and Dad, find their "Alive Inside" music!
There is no greater loneliness than being cut off from the world,
and no better feeling than waking another human being!
Heal Loneliness with the Alive Inside APP!
Did we mention- it's FREE?
Music is the way we share with each other, without words, the wisdom of being alive!
Here is a Tutorial for the APP:
SHOW THE FILM and ORGANIZE "INSPIRED BY ALIVE INSIDE" EVENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Teachers, screen "Alive Inside" and use the Teacher Toolkit / License / Viewing Guide.
- Create your own "Inspired by Alive Inside Program" like others have done across the world!
- Get- The "Empathy Revolution Mini-Guide" -
Created by our community for yours, it's all you need to spark your own Empathy Revolution!
Dreamers- Create your own "Inspired by 'Alive Inside" action like others have done across the world!
Expand Empathy and Life skills!
Bring community connection.
Heal an epidemic of disconnection!
GIVE AN ALIVE INSIDE "MEMORY PLAYER"
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett created this easy-to-use, cordless and inexpensive 'All-in-One' music player. It's the only one in the world that lets two people listen to music at the same time!!
Click Here to purchase
Click Here for instructions
Here is a fan-made tutorial for the "Memory Players"
MORE TOOLS TO HELP FIND GRANDMA'S MEMORIES
To jog the memories of Elders in their 70's and younger- try the Nostalgia Machine
We can help you with finding websites that let you download music for personal use from YouTube.
Here is a quick Finding Music tutorial.
Our favorite song hunting resource is Wikipedia!!!
Music and Memory has a nice downloadable PDF about finding music for elders.
World Music Charts is another great music data resource; they can help you answer:
- What song was number 1 when I was 15?
- I am looking for a particular song, how can I find it?
- What were the biggest hit songs of each decade?
- What were the biggest hit albums of each decade?
- Which artists had the most hits?
- Which artists had the longest careers?
HOW TO LEARN EVEN MORE FROM THIS JOURNEY
The Alive Inside "School of Life" Page has resources to help you prepare for your journey.
Check out our Guides and Tutorials page for more AIF produced resources!
Check out the More Resources page for external tools, websites, and articles we've found useful!