Reading about Dementia and the use of music to stimulate is very interesting but seeing the results is just astounding.
Two articles showed up in The Guardian in the last week.
How people with dementia can benefit from getting involved with the arts
For dementia sufferers, music unlocks door for real personality to shine
I also dug up an older article from the Dana Foundation that explains things from a brain point of view.
How Music Can Reach the Silenced Brain
But have a look at this video. It is like a balm to the soul.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb