Music can engage nursing home residents? From checked-out to animated

Watch this video to see the impact of re-engaging a 10-year resident of a nursing home.  He goes from barely able to answer yes/no questions to expressively describing music he enjoyed as a child and why music is so important to him.  Look at the joy in his eyes.

All from listening to his favorite music on an iPod.

Ah, the blessings of technology. As Glenn Reynolds say, faster please.

If you’ve ever spent time visiting a nursing home, this will make you weep with joy for what is possible.

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Hat tip:  CyberBrethren-A Lutheran Blog by Paul T. McCain

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