Free screenings of documentaries about treating Alzheimer’s Disease and mental illness are scheduled this week in Kansas City.
Assisted living and hospice facilities are hosting a screening of “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory.” The 2014 documentary is about music’s potential to soothe dementia sufferers. It’s scheduled to be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Park Hill High School, 7701 NW Barry Road. An interactive presentation will follow.
The screening is sponsored by Benton House of Tiffany Springs, Benton House of Staley Hills and Hospice Partners of America. It’s open to the public, but those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to 816-379-3955.
Poetry for Personal Power, a local group focused on using storytelling to overcome emotional struggles, is sponsoring a screening of “Healing Voices,” a 2016 documentary featuring personal stories of mental illness and expert interviews on the history of psychiatric treatment.
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The screening is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Haag Hall, Room 301, at 5210 Rock Hill Road. It is open to the public and is part of an international series of screenings of the film. For more information visit http://healingvoicesmovie.com/recovering-community/.