Alzheimer’s Disease and the Magic of Music

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by Wendy Henderson |

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This heartwarming video from Sleepy Moose is all about Henry. Henry has been in a nursing home for 10 years and has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. However, something magical happens when Henry hears music.

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The power of music is underestimated in terms of a treatment therapy, and Dr. Oliver Sacks explains the immediate changes in Henry. He goes from being completely unresponsive to being able to recall listening to music, the types of music he used to listen to and how he used to go dancing in his youth. Henry is able to sing some of the songs he loves and his mood brightens considerably.

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