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Pretty Amazing for Alzheimers patients! - April 26, 2012, 04:30 PM

As someone who watched my grandmother recently die from the effects of Alzheimers this is truly amazing and I wished i had known about this a year ago.
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April 26, 2012, 05:03 PM

Very cool. I too wish I had known about this. My grandfather died about a year and a half ago, also from complications from alzheimers. It would have been great to see him react to the music.

When I stopped at my grandparents house during my cross county trip in 2009, he constantly referred to me as Jimmy, the name they called my dad, and would ask about things my dad had done, so the memory was still there somewhere.


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Very cool. I too wish I had known about this. My grandfather died about a year and a half ago, also from complications from alzheimers. It would have been great to see him react to the music.

When I stopped at my grandparents house during my cross county trip in 2009, he constantly referred to me as Jimmy, the name they called my dad, and would ask about things my dad had done, so the memory was still there somewhere.
Yeah thats the thing, all the memories are still there they just lost the "map" to get to them. I hope one day soon there will be a cure, who knows maybe this is the first step, almost like a short cut to their memories.
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April 26, 2012, 06:21 PM

Interesting stuff. My mom & dad both lost their fight with Alzheimers so I'm a good candidate for it. The good news is I'll get to meet new people every day when/if it sets in and I'll never get bored watching re-runs.


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Interesting stuff. My mom & dad both lost their fight with Alzheimers so I'm a good candidate for it. The good news is I'll get to meet new people every day when/if it sets in and I'll never get bored watching re-runs.
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April 26, 2012, 09:33 PM

Great video! thanks for posting. My grandmother had Alzheimers and my uncle has dementia. I'm going to show this to my aunt.


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April 26, 2012, 09:58 PM

There is actually a peptide out there that is supposed to lower the risk of Alzheimers. The name escapes the mind right now though.


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April 26, 2012, 10:06 PM

@ OP ... I heard a segment about that on NPR the other day. It was really cool how a guy who usually could not put a full thought together ended up remembering a bunch of details about the music and family history after jamming for a while. Big

We're lucky that our grandmother is merely going senile(dementia) out of age but not alzheimers. So she's still able to enjoy everything going on around her even if she doesn't really know what it is. And it's awesome that when I see her I get to tell her "It's Me! Your Grandson! David!" And she gets so excited and tells me how big I've gotten and gives me hugs...even though I can tell that she doesn't really know why...but she doesn't care. I guess it also helps that she was always one of those high energy grandmas and full of smiles.
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April 27, 2012, 06:50 AM

Very cool....and heartwarming that music can have such a major impact.

I think an iPod donation or 2 may be in order, cause I know if I'm ever in that situation, I know I would love to have some of my favorite tunes.


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Cool. When I hit the nursing home in a couple decades there damn well better be some Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks and TSOL on my iPod.
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