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Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era (Video)
You Tube ^ | April 7, 2012 | unknown

Posted on 04/12/2012 12:11:42 AM PDT by beaversmom

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: elderly; music; musictherapy

1 posted on 04/12/2012 12:11:51 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Brings tears to my eyes. Could be me in some few years, you just don’t know.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 12:24:16 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: beaversmom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; ...

NOT a prayer ping! :)

I thought, as I was grinning ear to ear watching this gentleman come “to life”...that you’d all enjoy this as much as I did.

Thanks beaversmom. You come up with the NEATEST threads!!


3 posted on 04/12/2012 12:25:42 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: beaversmom

Amazing!


4 posted on 04/12/2012 12:34:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Ah thanks BG. That was a link on a friend’s FB page. So nice to live in this internet/social media age where we can share interesting stories.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 12:34:54 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

That was touching, he sure perked up after listening to the music. I have a feeling a lot of his apparent lethargy is because he is simply bored and the music put a stop to that.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 12:36:00 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: beaversmom

I can’t watch it my computer is too slow. What’s he listening to, Madonna?


7 posted on 04/12/2012 12:44:48 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: dr_lew
...you just don’t know.

I hear ya. We never know how things are going to end up.

8 posted on 04/12/2012 12:55:52 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Dude.

He’s in a nursing home. Old. Madonna. Sheesh.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 12:55:58 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

lol


10 posted on 04/12/2012 12:56:42 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: HerrBlucher
I have a feeling a lot of his apparent lethargy is because he is simply bored and the music put a stop to that.

I have a friend whose daughter works in the same nursing home my dad was in. I TOTALLY agree with what you said and am forwarding this to her, too.

It's so sad to see...some of those folk just sit there. Out of it. If they're "there", they are just waiting to die. Sad, sad, sad..

11 posted on 04/12/2012 12:57:56 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: beaversmom

Wow! Great stuff.
I’m sending the link to my kids. I ain’t getting any younger.

FRegards,
LH


12 posted on 04/12/2012 1:00:15 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Brad's Gramma

Elderly people, who have forgotten so many things, seem to remember all the words to old songs, and it makes them so happy.

Maybe I’ll try to jog my memory, when I forget something, by singing. :)


13 posted on 04/12/2012 1:30:10 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Who are you again? Your name looks familiar...

:)


14 posted on 04/12/2012 1:31:33 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

lol

Try singing, and maybe, we’ll remember. :)


15 posted on 04/12/2012 1:42:44 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: beaversmom
Ok, you made me cry!

My daughter was thinking about studying Music Therapy, but didn't like the pay, especially because you have to have a Masters degree. But you don't need an MS to turn on an iPod!

16 posted on 04/12/2012 1:44:47 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: beaversmom

It’s always nice to hear music that doesn’t sound like someone having a difficult bowel movement.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 2:00:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: beaversmom

This was incredibly touching and amazing. I hope they allow that gentleman to listen to music all the time. It brings him back to life in a sense. He just brightens up. I wish I had known this when my Grandma had Alzheimers, although she wasn’t quite as bad in that she didn’t forget our names (a stroke ultimately killed her), but I think she would have really enjoyed it.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 2:14:46 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: beaversmom

What an amazing man. I do have to learn to stop reading the comments though.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 2:14:59 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


20 posted on 04/12/2012 2:31:00 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"What’s he listening to, Madonna?"

Madonna??? Get real.

It was Lady Gaga.

21 posted on 04/12/2012 2:42:09 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: beaversmom

Thank You! You just made a 60 year old man cry. This hits close to home, my Mom and Dad were out in California when they were young and loved the big bands and loved to dance. You should see dad at 91 when I turn on the old big band stuff on the XM radio. He gets happy feet, it’s a shame Moms no longer here to join him they were great dancers.

Think I’ll go back and watch it again.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 4:12:37 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: beaversmom

BFL


23 posted on 04/12/2012 4:22:25 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: andyk; beaversmom

Amen to all that! That was such an incredible change, and it made me think about the studies done some years ago, about classical music helping to build pathways in the brain. Cab Callaway definitely fired up the generators in that wonderful gentleman’s mind :)

Off to share it, and put on some good music : }
May God bless.
Tatt


24 posted on 04/12/2012 4:24:12 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: beaversmom

I was an activity director at a nursing home, and recruited a lot of folks who were talented, to sing and play for the residents. On some days, when a particular activity was scheduled, but the residents didn’t participate, I would start singing an old song, such as, “A Bicycle Built for Two’. Eventually, one person would sing along, and then, the entire group would bellow out the tune. Even when they didn’t want to do an activity or sing, just a one-to-one conversation would make them happy. I made it a point to personally speak to every resident every day, if only to say, “Good morning, have a nice day.”


25 posted on 04/12/2012 5:00:08 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: beaversmom

When I’m that old, the Zeppelin will sure bring me back to reality!!


26 posted on 04/12/2012 5:11:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Brad's Gramma

My mother is 93 and in a retirement home, in the past year she has become very bored and depressed because of her inability to get around, her loss of hearing, and general frustration with being old. She has mentioned many times she just doesn’t want to live any more. I am 500 miles away and that makes frequent visits difficult. So I have taken the very simple, easy, and cost free action of calling her every day in the evening.

What a turn around. We don’t talk very long, and usually just small talk, but just knowing someone is thinking about her every day and the daily expectation of receiving the call has given her a reason to live. Very often it doesn’t take much to make an old person happy, as this video has shown.


27 posted on 04/12/2012 5:15:25 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: beaversmom
Wow,powerful stuff!!! Make me think of my Dad in his last few years.He *loved* music but it never occurred to us (well,me mostly...I was largely responsible for his care) that making compilation tapes of his music (40's/50's,Sinatra,etc) would perk him up...lift his spirits.

How stupid I was! :-(

28 posted on 04/12/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Don’t be so hard on yourself. No one can can get everything right. (Heck, even Reagan made a mistake or two.) I’m sure you did the best you could.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 7:52:13 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; beaversmom
Thanks beaversmom and Brad’s Gramma.

A few years ago I was having problems dealing with some heartbreaking events. I was given comfort when I asked Him for guidance and when I returned to music and dance. We now try to attend band concerts at our local American Legions. Great fun we have with friends.

30 posted on 04/12/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT by lysie
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To: beaversmom

Very touching! Here is a song that I would want to hear a lot if I had to be in a place like that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQswfILThsY


31 posted on 04/12/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He said his favorite singer was Cab Calloway, so it must be music from the 40s, which is also my favorite and I’m only 56!. I dig Big Band.


32 posted on 04/12/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: beaversmom

We used to have an A.M. station here called “Stardust.” They played music from the 40s, and more modern “standards.” It was changed into a sports station. What a terrible loss.
I used to listen to XM 40s music. Until they merged with Sirius, the “Savoy,” channel 4, would broadcast as if it were still the 40s, playing news broadcasts on the hour with the teletype clicking away in the background, and ads for Burma Shave. They did the whole landing at Normandy in real time; it went on for days. Now they just play the same rotaion of songs and I don’t learn anything. But I sure love big band music.
Thanks for the post, it brightened up my day.


33 posted on 04/12/2012 12:24:05 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: beaversmom
Thanks for sharing. I in turn shared it on Facebook and it has gone semi-viral in my little Facebook community. It is just so touching, especially his daughter talking about how much he loved to sing and dance in his youth, and then hearing him sing out beautifully and strong "I'll Be Home For Christmas". . Kids, when I get that old, just give me an iPod (or whatever they have by then) of my favorite songs from the 40's through the 90's, and I'm good. Nothing after 1999, thank you.
34 posted on 04/12/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: SMARTY

Amen to that, bro. I’ve been on a Led Zeppelin kick again for the last few weeks. Can’t ever get enough of Achilles Last Stand and In The Evening and Gallows Pole and...


35 posted on 04/14/2012 6:46:29 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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