The Effects Of Music On An Alzheimer Patient

Submitted by: Essen 1 week ago in Science


My favorite part is actually the nurse's reaction.
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Male 58
Magical! Just magical.
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Male 4,093
good post.
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Male 174
This is remarkable. Music therapy as a career choice was a fairly new thing back in the late 80's. Some of my fellow music major friends went this route. Check out Oliver Sacks' (the guy in the video) book Musicophilia. Sacks was the inspiration for the movie Awakenings. 
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Male 4,375
I actually did a little research for a college course on this subject. There was a man who would pretty much just stare at a wall and sit in his chair. One day, a therapist came in and started playing on a piano that was in the same room (community room or something). The therapist would just play random songs in a book she had. One of the songs was "Take me out to the ball game". She played it, and this, pretty much comatose, man stood up sang the entire song, and once the song was over, sat back down into his chair and continued to stare at the wall.

The day I am unable to play my trumpet is the day I die.
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This guy responds to his name and is still verbal.  He's doing pretty good for ten years.  That's usually getting near the end.  My dad at 10 years was comatose, curled up in a fetal ball, on a hospital cot.  Noncommunicative.  
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Male 18,088
Maybe dude is a BIG Kanye fan
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Male 6,950
My grandfather was the exact same way in the end, this one is hard to watch.

I wish I would have thought to try music..
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