I just finished watching a documentary on Netflix called Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory.
Very interesting. This is EXACTLY all about the way music helps a brain that isn’t “working correctly” to “work better”. That’s one way to say it. Showing how some older people in a hospital/nursing home are “unresponsive”, but then given music the person would know (via iPad) and played through headphones. Ohhhh… This makes the unresponsive person do anything, very responsive as long as it is music they enjoy.
This is EXACTLY like what the movie Awakenings (Robin Williams) does with the patients there at that hospital.
What I was seeing was a person’s mother, who had been entirely unresponsive to everything for years, start singing and “awakening” when there was music being played to them using the headphones and iPad. It was incredible. It shown a lady who was understood to be unable to stand and walk on her own, but when she heard the music she recognized and enjoyed, she stood and danced. It was incredible.
ok ok ok….. Enough of those tears. I’m getting back to reading that book that I was reading yesterday.