Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sing your song

[Thanks to Anita and Wayne in Alliston, Ontario, for sending this along.]

We have long known that music can stimulate the emotions, and now we are discovering that it can improve the functioning of minds impaired by dementia and Alzheimers. Young people, patients, and caregivers came together in London, Ontario, to create music, with some encouraging results. And some pretty good entertainment, too.

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  1. I watched this with tears in my eyes. After such a long struggle with this terrible disease my mom died remember 2 things - my name and a song she learned as a young girl. Thanks, Doug.

    1. Of all the nasty things that await us in old age, this may be the most worrisome. So difficult for families.

  2. Thank you, Doug, for sharing this. This is beautiful. I can't express just you how much it touched me. Music is the most beautiful language in the world. It speaks to your heart, your mind and your soul. How wonderful that is offers comfort to people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. I was especially moved by the fact that there were young people involved.