Old Man Responds to Music From His Era

If you haven’t seen this video, it is so worth watching. It demonstrates how music can unlock memory in people with dementia and even give them moments of function and presence. I have seen this countless times in music therapy groups but it never gets old! FYI, this is not music therapy persay, but rather a demonstration of the power of music. Check out the Ipod project here.

About jenthegiant

I'm a music therapist of 20 years with a practice in Manhattan. I am equally good at treating children and adults, applying music to improve motor, social, cognitive, and communication skills . I am a Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow and have been researching the effect of drumming on patients with Parkinson's disease and survivors of stroke. I am passionate about using music to address the whole person, coming from a strength-based and humanistic approach to help clients achieve their goals through joy and fun.
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