The public is invited to a free screening of Alive Inside, a documentary that explores the transformative impact of music on people living with a diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive disorders. The award winning documentary follows the journey of social worker Dan Cohen, creator of the national MUSIC & MEMORY® program which helps non-verbal dementia patients re-ignite positive memories as they listen to familiar songs from their past. You can watch the trailer here.

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018
WHERE: Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios – Chapman University, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA 92866
TIME: Event begins at 6:30. Panel discussion to follow immediately after film. Participants include Ron Jordan, Dean of the Chapman University School of Pharmacy; Dr. Joshua Grill, PhD, Co-Director UCI Mind; Patty Mouton, VP Outreach and Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Orange County and representatives from local Music & Memory programs.

Film poster
The screening is sponsored by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) with support from Alzheimer’s Orange County, Music & Memory, Rockport Healthcare Services, UCI Mind and Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Created in 2008, the Music & Memory program provides personalized music to people with dementia in thousands of long-term care facilities in the U.S. and Canada. In California, a $1.4 million state grant administered by CAHF, is delivering the Music & Memory program to 300 skilled nursing homes, providing personalized music to more than 4,000 elderly patients.

Music & Memory is encouraging community involvement to increase the presence of personalized music in long-term care settings. Suggestions include conducting an iPod drive, holding a concert, collecting used CDs, raising money for iTunes gift cards and seeking support from local artists, choral clubs, and music programs at local schools.


About Chapman University
As an academically distinguished center of learning, Chapman University attracts extraordinary students and faculty from around the globe. Its ten schools and colleges foster a vibrant intellectual community, and provide extensive opportunities for students to learn, grow and discover alongside remarkable faculty. The University is home to some 8,000 students pursuing bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, and is alma mater to more than 40,000 alumni found throughout the United States and the world. Now celebrating its 156th year, Chapman is known for its distinguishing strengths in leadership and civic engagement, in the arts and entertainment disciplines, and in specialized sectors of technology and science. The University is comprised of its main campus in Orange, California, and the Rinker Health Science campus for graduate health science programs in Irvine, California. Visit us at

About the California Association of Health Facilities
Founded in 1950, the California Association of Health Facilities is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 800 skilled-nursing facilities and 500 intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Each year, our 140,000 caregivers provide short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, end-of-life assistance and habilitative nursing services for 370,000 people. CAHF is the largest provider of continuing education for long-term care providers in California. For more information, visit


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