For many people, music is woven into most life’s most important moments. Whether celebrating a wedding or special occasion, or helping you through loss or sad moments, many people consider music to be therapeutic. And now, science is agreeing.
More and more nursing homes are using music therapy with dementia patients. And it’s remarkable how well some of them remember their favorite songs, or even lyrics. (There’s a documentary about it called “Alive Inside” and you can click here to see more.)
Now a woman across the pond has a HIT SINGLE out of the deal.
83-year-old Margaret Mackie suffers from dementia and lives in a nursing home in Scotland.
Last month, one of her helpers sang a duet with her at their annual Christmas party. And it was so good, he booked time in a recording studio with her.
They covered the Frank Sinatra song “My Way”, and posted it to iTunes. And less than 24 hours later, it hit number SEVEN on the iTunes U.K. Pop Songs chart.
CLICK TO HEAR SOME OF THAT SONG!