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Personalized Music Therapy Benefits People with Dementia—and Their Caregivers | Music For Maternity

PostHeaderIcon Personalized Music Therapy Benefits People with Dementia—and Their Caregivers

Megan Snyder

Henry has been a nursing home resident for about ten years. He isn’t able to say his daughter’s name when she asks him who she is. His caregiver explains that Henry tends to sit around with his head down, not talking. Then, as she hands Henry an iPod with his favorite music and puts headphones on him, there’s a transformation. His face lights up, his eyes open wide, he moves his arms and sings along. Afterward, he is able to answer questions and share memories about his youth. Read more here

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