Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana Announces Showing of Documentary "Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory"

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The local senior living community invites the public to the free showing on Thursday, May 11th.

Pathways Memory Care Presents a Free Showing of "Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory" on Thursday, May 11, 2017

It questions when we stop 'being human,' and what it takes to re-start a life that has faded away; how we see our elderly, and how we are going to treat an epidemic of these degenerative diseases.

Local senior living community, Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana, announces a free showing of the documentary, Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory on May 11, 2017. The uplifting film takes caregivers on a journey to awaken many of those we’ve “lost” with music triggered memories.

Alive Inside, which won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary, is designed to bring awareness and hope for caregivers of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

  • More than 360,000 people in Texas suffer from memory loss.
  • Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s Disease cases (Texas Department of Health & Human Services, September 2016)
  • Women are considered the epicenter of the disease and are more likely to have other dementias.
  • More than one million family members are impacted.
  • In Texas, 1.4 million unpaid caregivers provided care to the 350,000 with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2015 (Texas Department of Health & Human Services, September 2016)
  • Music is proven to help patients with memory issues.
  • Memory care facilities, like Pathways, offer innovative and holistic music programs that can improve memory.

Who: Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana and caregivers, family, and friends of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia
What: Presentation of Sundance Award Winning Documentary, Alive Inside (78 minutes)
Why: To offer hope and help for families and caregivers working with individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017; 7 p.m.
Where: Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana’s
            2930 Cypress Grove Meadows Dr. 
            Houston, TX 77014
Cost: Free and Open to the Public; popcorn, candy and beverages will be provided

Since 2016, Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana has been a certified provider of MUSIC & MEMORY℠, a non-profit organization that provides personalized music to those in nursing homes and other care organizations who suffer from a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges.

To learn more, please visit http://www.pathwaysmemorycare.com.

About Alive Inside:
'Alive Inside' (http://www.aliveinside.us) shows the transformative effects of personalized music on Alzheimer's and dementia patients. The film focuses on one man's journey to awaken memory among our elderly, while raising deep questions about what it means to still be "alive inside." It questions when we stop "being human," and what it takes to re-start a life that has faded away; how we see our elderly, and how we are going to treat an epidemic of these degenerative diseases.

About Pathways Memory Care:
Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana is a state-of-the-art luxury memory care community dedicated to providing highly personalized, unsurpassed care in a therapeutic environment that honors the dignity and individuality of each unique resident. At Pathways, we realize that each resident who requires dementia or Alzheimer’s care has a unique story, background and set of needs. Pathways Memory Care team members provide personalized care daily so that changes in a resident’s health or behavior are detected early, ensuring the best quality of life and health for each individual resident.

Uniquely designed for those with memory loss, Pathways Memory Care encourages maximum freedom and socialization while maintaining an invisible blanket of security and protection. Health, safety, and quality of life were top priorities as we designed a unique environment that encourages residents to interact with their community, enjoy favorite pastimes, and stay connected with the world.

At Pathways, every detail is attended to so that residents can relax and enjoy the safety, security and stress-free life our community offers. Care extends beyond our residents as we place special attention on family members, former caretakers and friends. We provide guidance, answers, and support during the challenging times and throughout their journey with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our support groups meet often and our counselors are always an available resource at Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana.

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