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How Music Affects the Person in Love

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Ancient beliefs about music, Love, Music and the Golden Years, Music Healing, Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet We know that music is extremely important as well as influential to the person who is in love.  Can you remember the first time you were in love?  Was it puppy love, teen-age love, or young adult love?  Falling in love, unrequited love and being in love has inspired probably thousands of love songs […]

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WWII Vet tells story of how his trumpet saved lives from German sniper

August 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Music and Emotion, Music and the Golden Years, Music in World War II

Tweet Want to hear another powerful story about how music has literally saved lives? Listen to this 90 year old man as he tells how he played a German love song on his trumpet one cold night after he had been told specificall not to because there was still a German sniper in the woods. […]

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Another story of Music’s Healing Power

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Music and the Brain, Music and the Golden Years, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet Music helps when all else fails. Published on September 28, 2011 by Susan R. Barry, Ph.D. in Eyes on the Brain My 89-year-old father lives three miles from me in an Assisted Care home. Like many of the other residents, he can barely walk and is terribly withdrawn. It is a struggle to find […]

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Using Music to prevent Bed Sores in Nursing Homes?

January 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments · Music and the Golden Years, Music in the Hospital, Music in the News!

Tweet I was thrilled to open my local newspaper this morning (the Louisville Courier-Journal) and find a major news story about how music is being used in Kentucky nursing homes to prompt the staff to re-position patients who are bed-ridden.  Enjoy! Bedsores can be a serious problem for the elderly, but a University of Cincinnati […]

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Mitch Miller, RIP

August 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Announcements, Music and the Golden Years

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Healing Components of Music: Melody

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and the Golden Years, Music Healing, Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet Yesterday, we had an overview of the components of healing music.  It’s always important to remember that what is healing to one person might actually be distasteful or anxiety provoking to another.  Music is very personal so understanding the components and how they function within music can help you to choose the music you […]

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The Joy of Music in the Golden Years

May 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and the Golden Years

Tweet My mother is an amazing woman, if I do say so myself.  Four years ago, at “almost” 80 years old, she went to live in a lovely assisted living facility.   Like many families we were not sure how much she would like it, even though she chose it herself, but to our delight and […]

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Impromptu concert in lobby of Mayo Clinic

May 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music and the Golden Years

Tweet WEDNESDAY, MAY 06, 2009 Impromptu concert at the Mayo Clinic This clip is priceless! This lovely couple, married for 62 years, are playing on a beautiful grand piano in the lobby of the Mayo Clinic…a wonderful example of the healing power of music. I’d love to hear your comments!  Click on the blue link […]

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