MISSOULA – The University of Montana Gerontology Society will sponsor a screening of the film “Alive Inside” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the University Center Theater.
As part of Careers in Aging Week, the UM Gerontology Society and local professionals also will participate in a panel discussion after the film from 7:30 to 9 p.m. about careers in aging. Both the film and discussion are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
“Alive Inside” is a story of music and memory. The documentary explores the use of music in treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Today, 5.3 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia (ADRD). By 2050, up to 16 million people will have the disease. The cost of caring for these people is estimated to total $226 billion in 2015. In Montana, 11 percent of adults older than age 65 have ADRD.
“Alive Inside” explores one approach to treat and connect with ADRD patients. It provides tools and examples for connecting the patient with past memories and improving their quality of life.
For more information email Stefano Zamora, UM Gerontology Society president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.