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For Older Adults, Music of the Heart… and Mind

When Bob Dylan sang “The Times They Are A-Changin,’” he spotlighted a cultural revolution that was altering politics, race relations, and the world he was radically transforming himself: music.

Today, another musical revolution is igniting older adults with music from their own pasts, waking minds deadened by Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia with tunes that often illuminate a buried spark of humanity.