HELP US Inspire a million youth
to help a million elders
And change the future!

Making "Alive Inside" opened our eyes to the power inside Music and Human Connection.
Both can awaken disconnected souls.
Making the film we experienced something truly magical-  
youth sat before elders living with cognitive challenges, shared music and connection and they both 'awakened!'  

Young people today are losing human connection skills that sustained us for millennia.
The wisdom of elderhood is out of fashion and being discarded.
We should change this! 

Kids, teachers, community volunteers, caregivers, concerned citizens- we invite you to use our Free, community-created tools and educational resources and help us change our future.

We are living through an epidemic of disconnection! 
There are 46 million elders with Alzheimer's,
100 million lost kids,
100 million overworked caregivers -
all needing to feel more alive and connected!
Normal lives are disconnected as well- 40% of the population is reporting loneliness as a major problem.  

Music is a great healer and teacher- this is what "Alive Inside" shows us.  

It shows us that together, we can start our own Empathy Revolution!!  
We don't need experts- we are experts in music and the working of our hearts!
Join us!  

Click here to see youth Using AIF educational materials- and waking LIFE!

(Clips from our next film - 'Alive Inside 2')



Educational materials

The "Empathy Revolution Service Learning Guide" - Be an agent of change in your community and spark your own Empathy Revolution!  Free community-created resources help your community understand aging, dementia, music, the brain, and the power of music.  The guide impacts an epidemic of disconnection by offering new ways to think about aging, safety and eldercare.

Included are tools to do-

  • Community Screenings of "Alive Inside" and other inspiring films.
  • Experiential Exercises that help youth fight the "empathy deficit" sweeping modern life.  
    These exercises help youth regain "human and self connection skills" that many youth are losing.
  • Experiential Exercises to help youth "walk a mile in the shoes" of elders and grow empathy and emotional intelligence skills.
  • Self Discovery practices- Mindfulness, Music Education, and Field Awareness and Purpose Development.
  • "Memory Player" and The Alive Inside APP Training.

It is time to stop treating our elders, our kids and our planet as "things!"  
It's time to re-learn how to "listen to" and be "with" life itself again!  
AIF wants to help you take this journey of transformation! 

The Alive Inside APP - As shown in "Alive Inside," music, movies, and stories from childhood restore "aliveness" in those living with Alzheimer's disease. This simple gift is such a blessing. 
We all get old. "Alive Inside" illustrates why everyone should make a list of the music they love! 
To help you, we developed the free- Alive Inside APP!
Nothing feels better than finding someone the music of their youth.  
Go find your grandma's, your parent's or your own "Alive Inside" music!  It is fun!

Music and Empathy are containers for deep human wisdom.
Many want to use Music as a "medical solution." Music is not a "drug."  This is another misguided panacea for the problems of eldercare.  We must think deeper.  

Music is a language.  It is the way we talk to each other, without words, about being alive!  
If we see our elders and ourselves as "Alive Inside" we can fix American nursing homes.
We are working on this!

Screening Guides for Teachers - Teachers can screen "Alive Inside" and use the Teacher Toolkit and Viewing Guide

Alive Inside @ Home- If you know an elder living with dementia who is without means- let us know!
Why not help an Elder? Our generous donors have donated a limited number of "All-in-One Memory Players" for them.  It is our dream to give One Million "Memory Players" to One Million lonely elders living at home.


Volunteers - kids who love music and elders- We need you!  

AIF does not work in institutions.  AIF educates youth to help the 4 million elders living at home with Alzheimer's here in the US.

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