This woman’s memory may be going away because of her dementia, but she certainly hasn’t forgotten how to make a classical performance of music … which is incredible to see.
This is Elaine Labor – 92 years old with dementia. Check out her excellent video starring the third movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”. Just before she goes to town on the piano keys, she tells the camera girl that she doesn’t know him … clearly she does.
Apparently, music therapy is a common practice for people suffering from memory loss disease – not only can it help combat cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia in general … but scientists Have to say that everything you know preserves the muscles relatively.
They say that memories of music are stored in one part of the brain, which, more or less, remains intact amid dementia … what we see here remains with him – almost as if he had Beethoven Has music and is ready to have a piano whenever he is out. It is like riding a bike.
Anyway, take it away, Lainey!