Old man in nursing home regenerated by music

I listened to a TED lecture a few years ago that explained that in the event that you should get dementia that you would still have all the songs and poetry that you might have memorised through your lifetime. Which although I'm not intending to go down that road should give a certain amount of reassurance to those who might.
The example in this video although not clearly stated as dementia definitely shows the power of music to regenerate albeit for a short time the person inside.

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+2 1. ComentAtor commented 197 days ago

great one jj
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0 2. Sluggishadj commented 197 days ago

I believe it' a repost…
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+2 3. ringmaster commented 197 days ago

I have witnessed this (or a similar) effect myself. Playing piano for the elder and impaired people. When they hear something they recognize, I have reached out to them. I see it in their eyes, smile etc. Makes my day :) <3
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0 4. Natan_el_Tigre commented 197 days ago

Maybe the full documentary will be of interest to someone? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2593392/ <3
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0 5. Vaypay commented 196 days ago

Of course, this won't work on people that did not like music in the first place. There are indeed some who said that "music is the most expensive way to make noise". But they surely must be a minority.
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0 6. thundersnow commented 154 days ago

Beautiful, JJ! :)