Oliver Sacks shares his experience using music in therapy programs for Alheimers patients. The tragedy of losing one's identity--their own autobiograph--can be remedied by hearing one's favorite music in which personal memories have been embeded. These effects can last for hours afterwards to improve the overall quality of life.
This is the trailer to the ground-breaking film and program, "Music and Memory." Founder Dan Cohen writes, "As we all know from hearing that song associated with a first love or leaving home for good, music is profoundly linked to personal memories. In fact, our brains are hard-wired to connect music with long-term memory."
Catalyst takes you inside an extraordinary program using personalised playlists to re-awaken the brains of people with advanced dementia. This program looks deeply at the power of music in all our lives - why is it so emotional, so memorable and so powerful that even when much of the brain is gone, music can bring it alive?