Apr 13, 2012

Alive Inside Video Goes Viral, Alzheimer's and Music

Music brings out the "More There" in Alzheimer's Patients. New video alerts the public to this phenomena.

By Bob DeMarco
+Alzheimer's Reading Room

On Tuesday, Carole Larkin wrote an article, Music and Memory, An Old Man's Reaction to Hearing "His" Music, that included a video of a man living with dementia who "came alive" as he was listening to music via an Ipod.

Since then the video has gone "viral" on the internet. The video has been watched more than 500,000 times.

I have to admit, I am a bit envious. Too bad the video of Dotty singing, Shine on Harvest Moon, or Alzheimer's Patient Sings With Parrot and Discusses Breakfast didn't blast off on the Internet.

The Music and Memory video took off because a viewer with lots of social influence posted the link to the video on Reddit. This points out how sharing an article can give it a "big life", and allows information to be found by persons all over the world. Hint.

In case you missed it, here is another view of the video, Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era.

We also have a long list of articles about Alzheimer's and Music which you can find below the video.

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