+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Why memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer's and dementia

  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2019

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Posts: 133
    I'm Leo.

    Default Why memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer's and dementia


  2. #2
    Join Date: Jul 2011

    Location: lancashire

    Posts: 769
    I'm brian.

    Default

    Thanks for that link. I enjoyed seeing Henry’s story.

    My dad had Alzheimer’s and passed away early this year after a long decline. So, I know the score.

    For the last few years I have gone into Care homes with a jazz trio to play for the guests, and regularly see a similar reaction to Henrys.

    Folks who had been sleeping suddenly waking up and singing along. Some even get up if they can and try to dance.

    Recently an old lady who had been asleep, woke up, prised herself up and on to her zimmer, took about 10minutes to get over to where we were, motioned for me to move a little, then came and joined us and faced her chums. Beaming from ear to ear to be part of the band.

    Without any doubt, music can stimulate a reaction in some folks. It is fantastic.

    Ps some folks charge a fee to go in and play. I dont.

  3. #3
    Alex_UK's Avatar
    Alex_UK is offline Spotify + Facebook Moderator / Chilled-Out Wino and only here for the shilling
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Sunny Suffolk, UK

    Posts: 14,169
    I'm WrappingALilacCurtainAroundMyBobby.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by take5 View Post
    Thanks for that link. I enjoyed seeing Henry’s story.

    My dad had Alzheimer’s and passed away early this year after a long decline. So, I know the score.

    For the last few years I have gone into Care homes with a jazz trio to play for the guests, and regularly see a similar reaction to Henrys.

    Folks who had been sleeping suddenly waking up and singing along. Some even get up if they can and try to dance.

    Recently an old lady who had been asleep, woke up, prised herself up and on to her zimmer, took about 10minutes to get over to where we were, motioned for me to move a little, then came and joined us and faced her chums. Beaming from ear to ear to be part of the band.

    Without any doubt, music can stimulate a reaction in some folks. It is fantastic.

    Ps some folks charge a fee to go in and play. I dont.
    Thanks for sharing that Brian. Not sure what to say really, except respect to you. Respect.
    Alex

    Main System: Digital: HP Laptop/M2Tech Hiface/Logitech Media Server/FLAC; Marantz SA7001 KI Signature SACD Player and other digital stuff into Gatorised Beresford Caiman DAC Vinyl: Garrard 401/SME 3009 SII Improved/Sumiko HS/Nagaoka MP-30
    Amplifier: Rega Brio R. Speakers: Spendor SP1. Cables: Various, mainly Mark Grant.
    Please see "about me" for the rest of my cr@p! Gallery


    A.o.S. on Facebook - A.o.S. on Spotify - A.o.S. on Twitter

    There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing Aristotle

  4. #4
    Join Date: May 2010

    Location: Worcestershire, UK

    Posts: 797
    I'm Rob.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by take5 View Post
    It is fantastic..
    Absolutely. Well done you!
    Rob.
    Powered by crossed fingers and clenched buttocks

  5. #5
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 20,878
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    Absolutely. Well done you!
    Yes well done!
    Barry

  6. #6
    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: London, UK

    Posts: 1,342
    I'm Dave.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    Absolutely. Well done you!
    Seconded and thirded. Sounds like a scene from Awakenings. Great to hear of people who have the time, skills and motivation to do this sort of thing.

    One person we met was a male nurse in a hospital. Not a musician, but a really great guy, and dealing with some difficult cases. Obviously he was paid, but perhaps not a lot. We’d ask him about his days off, but sometimes we’d find he was working on his days off. Unlike some others who were presumably on overtime pay, it appeared that he was prepared to work for nothing as he felt that it was more important to help people than stay at home or go fishing.
    Dave

+ Reply to Thread



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •