Watch this old man wake up to some of his favorite music. It’s pretty incredible to see the power of some good tunes. I’m sure there are some pretty deep neural connections in the brain that can be aroused even in the wake of serious mental deterioration.
The clip is from a new documentary, titled “Alive Inside”, that follows social worker Dan Cohen, executive director of the non-profit Music & Memory, as he brings iPods to a nursing home.
It’s pretty breathtaking, and it surely gives credence to music therapy.
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