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"The 5th Dementia" Documentary


Through uniquely personal stories, from inspiring daily triumphs to the sobering toll of slow mental decline, viewers of The 5th Dementia Documentary will see an emotional, revealing look at this inexplicable phenomenon.

"The 5th Dementia" is a diverse band featuring former professionals from a range of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds who now struggle to remember anything at all due to their illnesses. 


They come together to play and sing a list of songs compiled by their bandleader.  When the music starts, they are transformed. The rhythms and melodies stir something deep within them.  These men and women who lead lives with little social interaction, dive right into songs from their generation without a single page of sheet music. Difficult to reach memories are unlocked. The music has a euphoric and quality of life changing impact.

Maddy & Gary
Paul F and Meredith
Carol & Irwin
5th Dementia

All of these pictures were taken by Director Serene Meshel-Dillman

"The 5th Dementia" is available to rent on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, Xbox, and Vimeo.

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