LADY LAKE, Fla., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading in-home care provider Comfort Keepers and senior-friendly tech firm grandPad have joined forces to organize a special film screening to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's.
The screening of "Alive Inside" will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Rialto Theatre, which is located in The Villages, a retirement community at 1105 Alonzo Ave. in Lady Lake, Florida. The event is open to the public, and tickets are available online at www.grandpad.net/event. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Alzheimer's Family Organization, a local nonprofit that provides counseling and resources to families who have been affected by the disease.
"Alive Inside" is a cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken souls and bring joy to those suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals how music therapy can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
In addition to the film screening, special guest Dr. Kerry Burnight will speak at the event. Burnight is a professor of geriatric medicine and gerontology at the University of California Irvine, founder of the non-profit Ageless Alliance, and chief gerontologist at grandPad. She was recently featured on the Emmy award-winning talk show "The Doctors," where she spoke about the life-threatening consequences of chronic loneliness.
"Through music, we can improve the lives of adults living with dementia," Burnight said. "One of the greatest joys of being a gerontologist is a front-row seat to watch music stimulate and awaken the brains of my patients. Until that joyful day when a cure is found, music is a powerful way to reach the hearts and souls of our loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia."
On-demand transportation company Lyft is also a sponsor of the film screening event. For information, call 1-352-275-6795.
Using technology to help bring families together, grandPad® provides innovative solutions that are intuitive, engaging, and safe. Their flagship product, the grandPad senior tablet, is a solution that privately connects the entire family on a platform built for seniors. With grandPad®, seniors can video chat with the family, check emails in real-time, share photos, play games, and much more. The grandPad is also an excellent platform for listening to music, with over 30 million songs and unique front-facing speakers designed to deliver clear sound. The intuitive, easy-to-use design turns technology into a gateway instead of a barrier, empowering seniors and encouraging them to Live Grand™. grandPad® is a privately held company based in Orange, CA. For information, please visit www.grandpad.net, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @grandpad_social.
About Comfort Keepers
Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help a loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible — a dream come true for many elders. The goal is to enrich the lives of treasured clients while maintaining their safety, well-being and comfort as they continue to live independently despite disease and other age-related conditions. For information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com.