Alzheimer’s Patient in Nursing Home Hears Song from His Youth – Doctors Weren’t Prepared for What Happened Next

One social worker singlehandedly awoke d the minds of patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

82-year-old Bill Paese sang in a barber quarter for most of his life. Sadly, Alzheimer’s was forcing his body to shut down and fading his memory. His wife of 53-years, Jean Paese, says it’s the iPod playlist that allowed her to see “glimpses of the man she married.”

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“He’s in there and sometimes we get to see him,” said Jean.

Bringing Back Alzheimers Patients With Music
It’s all thanks to a New York social worker. Dan Cohen is on a mission to reconnect Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients to the music they once loved. The social worker believes it is a key practice to help the seniors retain details about their lives before the disease erased their memories completely.

And he might be on to something.

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