Documentary Shows How Music Can Help Alzheimer’s Patients

In April of last year, my grandfather passed away at the age of 102.  Although a series of strokes continually poked holes in his memory and senses, one thing remained sharp:  his appreciation of music.  Even on days when he couldn’t recognize family, he knew every word to all the songs that came on his radio.

And on the days he became agitated and hallucinated, music was the thing to calm him down.  How was this possible?

A new movie at Sundance this year entitled Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory seeks to explore the power of music when it comes to the symptoms of dementia patients.  Here’s a taste.

Read more at The Telegraph.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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