The documentary film "Alive Inside" changed the way we see elders living with Alzheimer's Dementia. We learned there is profound emotional "Aliveness" in them.  In the film, Music and Human connection are shown to awaken and transform life.  

At The Alive Inside Foundation we believe Music and Human Connection can transform life for all of us. We believe Music is more than just headphones on elders.  Music's anchient function has always been to spark an "Empathy Revolution," to bring together elders, youth, and community.  AIF wants to bring about an "Empathy Revolution" in eldercare and education.  AIF provides a forum for the creation of open-source education, tools, and community creation.  The goal is a future with more humane aging and more humane growing up! 

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Our Mission

The Alive Inside Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring an Empathy Revolution through education, inter-generational practices, music, and film. We empower local communities to create meaningful, shared experiences that link generations, transform elder care and expand aliveness globally. We are working to inspire an entirely new vision for Eldercare and youth engagement in aging.



  1. Change the way aging is viewed and wisdom transference is experienced.
  2. Inspire youth to find value in aging and in connection with elders.
  3. Inspire purpose in youth.
  4. Reduce loneliness, boredom, and disconnection in Elders and youth.
  5. Improve communities and create space for sustainable core values.
  6. Create and Implement "CommUniversity" models for Eldercare.



  1. Create the "Alive Inside" documentary. Show the world how:
    • Music can awaken the minds of elders with Alzheimer's disease
    • Music and human connection can provide a new safety-
    • Status: COMPLETE
  2. Ignite an Empathy Revolution in communities, for young and old by providing:
  3. Ignite an Empathy Revolution in Eldercare:
    • Change Eldercare from: elder storage, to: places of communal learning-
    • Develop, Support and model Alive Inside CommUniversity. Status: IN-PROCESS
  4. Expand The Empathy Revolution with a new film: 
    • 'AI2'- this new film by the "Alive Inside" team addresses the cost of our present ways of thinking and explores a search for deep safety and a complete rethinking of Eldercare. Status: IN-PROCESS

Contact Us


The Alive Inside Foundation
237 Eldridge St. (GF)
New York, NY 10002



212.433.2734  ext. 601



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