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Henry, an iPod and Music's Alchemy

Henry, an iPod and Music's Alchemy

Apr 17, 2012-- His name is Henry, and he lives in a nursing home. For years he slouched deep in his wheelchair, utterly unresponsive to caretakers and visiting family. Until one day he was given an iPod -- preloaded with popular tunes from his youth. What followed was a dramatic, exuberant transformation that has to be seen to be believed. "Alive Inside", a new documentary brings to viewers a study of the alchemy that music can work on seniors living with dementia and Alzheimers. In the film, a social worker and famed neurologist Oliver Sacks embark on an exploration that traverses the magic, mystery and healing potential of music. The short clip from the film featured here has gone viral. It covers Henry's sea change and his exhilarating words on the power of music. (19162 reads)


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