Psychology of Music

  • metta

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    Oct 04, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    Psychology of Music


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    Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

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    Oct 04, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    I think I reported in a past thread that we brought a piano for mom in her room at the nursing home and even months before she died from Alzheimer's, at a point that she couldn't put a sentence together, words were just mumble, could hardly move her body of her own volition--you'd put on or take off her sweater and if you left an arm up in the air, it stayed there until we put it down manually--yet when we'd sit her at the piano she played beautifully the classics.

    Nearly dead of Alzheimer's, couldn't talk, could hardly move, twisted arthritic fingers, she didn't miss hit a note.

    Though at that point she also didn't play anything to completion, rather she melded all classical pieces I grew up with into a medley of memories. It was incredible for me and my brother to listen to. The transitions were hardly noticeable. I think I liked her version better.
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    Oct 05, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    ^
    Thanks for sharing that. My mom has dementia and she still enjoys playing the piano as well. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 05, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    Nothing like an interesting video at 3 am. Thanks!
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    Oct 05, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    metta8 said^
    Thanks for sharing that. My mom has dementia and she still enjoys playing the piano as well. icon_smile.gif


    You're welcome. I posted remembering that you are dealing with what I've already gone through. I didn't know your mom played though.

    Can't really wish you luck with that because, well, there simply is no luck with that. It just sucks. Hang in there.

    PS. Though I will add that if you haven't recorded your mom playing, do that now so you have it. I didn't think of it at the time. I do have about 60 VHS vids that I'm digitizing and hope the ol'man caught her at the piano on one of them.