In a touching testament to the power of music to invoke memories and passion, an unresponsive elderly man in a nursing home listens to songs he hasn’t heard for many years — and the results speak for themselves.
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I sing Christmas carols with some friends at a nursing home at the end of every year, and we regularly see something broadly similar to this from many otherwise-unresponsive people. Knowing that there are good neurological reasons for this (even if we don’t fully understand them yet) doesn’t lessen the shivers-down-the-spine reaction and emotional impact of this for us every time…
thats really beautiful.
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