This is an inspirational story that might give those of us with family members with Alzheimer’s or other dementias some ideas. My dad won’t watch television, but he does enjoy listening to his tapes.
I encourage you to click on the link in the original story and watch and listen to the video about a man with dementia who only comes “alive” when listening to music and shortly afterwards. I thank Irene in Redmond, Washington who writes this blog.
Alzheimer’s and other dementia don’t hold a candle to the positive effect music has on its victims. The attached video, a brief portion from the documentary, Alive Inside, is entitled: “Music and Memory, an old man’s reaction to hearing ‘his’ music.” It illustrates so beautifully how music can unlock the brain that is addled by memory loss resultant from injury or disease.
I hope Henry’s story, and his dramatic transformation, encourage you.