“You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…”
"Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River…"
“Bye, bye Miss American Pie- Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry... ”
“Born down in a dead man's town -The first kick I took was when I hit the ground…”
“Woah, we're halfway there -Woah, livin' on a prayer -Take my hand, we'll make it I swear… "
Do you remember when- we used to sing Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da, la te da?
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2 Bottiroli, Sara et. al. Frontiers in Aging Neurosci., 15 October 2014. The cognitive effects of listening to background music on older adults: processing speed improves with upbeat music, while memory seems to benefit from both upbeat and downbeat music. Accessed September 22, 2020 at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2014.00284/full
3 Proverbio, A. M. et al. The effect of background music on episodic memory and autonomic responses: listening to emotionally touching music enhances facial memory capacity. Sci. Rep. Accessed September 22, 2020 at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606564/
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Contributor: Karen R. Ogden, team member, Dementia Society of America.