Earlier this week I watched a documentary about the effect of music on persons with dementia and memory loss. I hope I never forget what I saw.
You may be aware of the work of Dan Cohen since video excerpts of his research and work have gone viral on social media.
The film is an hour and 17 minutes long, so here’s a link to a seven-minute segment about “Henry’s Story”. If you get a chance to see or rent the whole film on YouTube (1.99), Comcast (3.99) etc. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.
My sense is that what this says about persons, joy, and life is beyond words, and might be a clue of why Christmas comes to us year after year on the wings of music.