Alzheimerâ€™s is a devastating disease that takes away so much from people. Because it impacts brain function, people who suffer from it lose many of their memories and their cognitive functions. Thereâ€™s still a lot that researchers donâ€™t understand about Alzheimerâ€™s, and there is no cure for the disease. However, sometimes there are bright spots that offer a bit of hope for Alzheimerâ€™s patients.
When one man with Alzheimerâ€™s disease couldnâ€™t remember a song he loved, his caregiver chimed in and they were able to sing together.
Good News Network shared a post describing how an Alzheimerâ€™s patient was struggling to remember the music and lyrics to a song that he loves. He could only remember that he liked Bolero music.
Thatâ€™s when his caregiver stepped in to sing and the patient was able to join in. Their duet is beautiful, and you can watch below:
People are reacting to the heartwarming video with all kinds of positive messages on Twitter.
Watch this for a little extra hope and faith in humanity today. A little bit of positive energy to start the day.
â€” shrey (@ShreyBoiBardi) August 6, 2019
This is so pure ???? more of thisâ€¦ https://t.co/AYnzuAn7Cc
melissa (@patriotmelissa) August 5, 2019
Thought we could all benefit from an example of kindness today. ?https://t.co/YjkcIXPFdc
Michele Goostree (@JediMasterGoose) August 4, 2019
Scientific studies have shown that music can activate numerous areas of the brain, so it makes sense that this caregiverâ€™s generous gesture awoke something in the patient.
Jeff Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Radiology at U of Utah Health said:
â€śPeople with dementia are confronted by a world that is unfamiliar to them, which causes disorientation and anxiety. We believe music will tap into the salience network of the brain that is still relatively functioning.â€ť
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