Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Alive Inside is an enlightening documentary that's likely to bring viewers to tears, especially the parts when previously uncommunicative seniors come alive once they hear the music of their youth. The film's message is one of hope and determination, but there's also a real sense of urgency to the subject's mission. You can also expect a streak of melancholy, as when a bipolar woman is finally able to express and release her inner turmoil through music. There's no swearing or nudity, but the subject matter can be pretty intense, making this a better fit for older tweens and up.
Music is the window through which we can reach the elderly who are suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, and other conditions.
iPods figure prominently in Dan Cohen's program, as well as headphones made by Koss and Coby.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some discussion about the role that medication plays in the treatment of medical conditions.