Why we started the Coalition...

Eight years ago,
we started filming elders living with Alzheimer's Dementia.

We were shocked by what we saw-

Too many elders enter Nursing homes and quickly fade away-
Too many elders are abandoned and over-medicated-
Too many elders are seen as profit generators-

What we saw broke our hearts...

Too many elders enter Nursing homes and quickly fade.
Too many elders are abandoned and over-medicated-
Too many elders are seen as profit generators-
What we saw broke our hearts...


My name is Michael Rossato-Bennett and I made the film, "ALIVE INSIDE."
The film changed life for many elders with dementia- worldwide.
But its not enough-
The top-down institutional approach, even with Music,
fails to connect people, families, the generations and to create meaningful life.

We have to do more...


TO NAVIGATE THE EMERGING FUTURE,
WE MUST RE-THINK SAFETY

TO NAVIGATE THE EMERGING FUTURE,
WE MUST RE-THINK SAFETY


I realized, the way we treat each other, ourselves, the planet and our elders is interconnected!
The change needed is profound and intergenerational.
Young and old must face life and death better.

The way we face aging, commerce and even being is not sustainable.

We will awaken our relationships to life, death and the biosphere!

There is no other option.


The Alive Inside Coalition is working in this way to inspire more humanistic Elder Care.


Help our Coalition inspire communities to connect- intergenerationaly, musically, and relationally.
Our tools are noncognitive: music, emotion and empathy.
These gifts have developed through millennia and are the roots of our wisdom.
AIF views Chronic Loneliness,
as epidemic and a smptom of the breaking of the human story.
Loneliness is what happens when you try to live a "life-not-worth-living."
Let's discard our outmoded thinking.

HEAL LONELINESS
AND ALL ELSE
WILL FALL INTO PLACE
-MRB


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