Kacey Musgraves Shares Moving Video About the Power of Music [Watch]
Kacey Musgraves got emotional after watching a moving clip from a documentary about the power of music to bring healing to seniors battling memory loss.
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett directed Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory. According to the film's website, it "follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it."
Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the effects of music on their loved ones, and offers interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).
In the clip above, a nursing home resident named Henry seems to literally almost come back to life after he's given an iPod programmed with music he had listened to at an earlier time in his life. The scene demonstrates the power of music to bring about demonstrable change in patients suffering from memory loss.
"The power of music is unbelievable and unmatched," Musgraves posted to Facebook when she shared the video. "Please watch this. I'm crying right now as I'm typing this. It really moved me! Our elderly need our compassion, love, and the memories that sounds bring back to them. This makes me proud to be a musician. The whole documentary is on Netflix. This is just a clip. #AliveInside."
More information about the Music & Memory organization is available here.
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