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Music For Life With Dementia
The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:28 PM
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For a long time (ever since they were talking about music for people), I have been thinking of songs for us younger folk. Can you imagine when us 40 year olds get in the nursing homes??? We are so gonna rock them.

This song reminds me of us having to just accept:

Breathe | Anna Nalick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAlWxZK-ps4


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 7:31 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
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I have been physically sick for 6 years and this little obscure song has sort of become an anthem for me of sorts, of what it is like to be sick and be in search of a diagnosis...and it also fits oh so well to a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's.


The Wailing Wall | Speak Not Its Name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W35zddryGMQ


The Wailing Wall | Speak Not Its Name

And I know there is light in each crack, in each corner,

But I cling to the darkness, forever a mourner.

And when light comes to find me, I will run to avoid it.

Oh in heart I have craved it, in body destroyed it...

And I can speak not its name, but it still would define me.

I can break down its walls, but it still would confine me.

O-o-o, hey-o-o

Hey-o-o (repeats)

And the legs want to turn, want to leap, want to flee it;

And the eyes try to close so they don't have to see it;

And the hands fold to fist, so they don't have to feel it;

And the face wears a mask, so as not to reveal it;

And the mind tries to chisel, tries to crop, tries to shape it;

But it's there, oh it's there, and you cannot escape it...

Oh it's there, and you cannot escape it.

I can speak not its name, but it still would define me.

I can break down its walls, but it still would confine me.

O-o-o, hey-o-o

Hey-o-o (repeats)




The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 7:33 PM
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Then there is this great one:


Bradley Adams | I'll Forget You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyaZuaBUrhE



The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 7:34 PM
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And this one..."now you're just somebody that I used to know..."

Walk Off The Earth | Somebody That I Used To Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M



The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 7:19 AM
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This one speaks to that part of us that we wish to say, but never do...

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The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 7:42 PM
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The song I am listening to today...

Nickleback | If Everyone Cared (I'm Alive, I'm Alive)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUSZyjiYuY


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 8:22 AM
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Tracy Chapman | Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FodfkqfJrhQ




The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 10:24 AM
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I just love this lady...her voice, best version of this song I have ever heard...


Alana Davis (Surrender Dorothy) | Don't Fear The Reaper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbJq5lqBdCA



Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:33 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 3456


Listen to this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brqei45pado&feature=youtu.be


Agent 99
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 12:13 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 2164


This program may be of interest:

https://musicandmemory.org/about/mission-and-vision/

The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 5:46 PM
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Nickleback | How You Remind Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cQh1ccqu8M


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 5:46 PM
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I especially love this one...

Donavon Frankenreiter | Life Love Laughter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDrJJqQxCBc
The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 5:53 PM
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Wow *wipes tears*....that was so sweet/sad/great, and your wife is so beautiful.

Also, wow...what a great program getting ipods out there!


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:30 AM
Joined: 7/24/2015
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Birds Of A Feather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6j3mx2Vzyc
The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:30 AM
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Snow Patrol | Shut Your Eyes (And Come With Me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3jFcZjv_kk


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:33 AM
Joined: 7/24/2015
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Loss...

It is not really music, but a clip from a movie...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1bE7WF0pVU



The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:37 AM
Joined: 7/24/2015
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This is a mantra used in other contexts, but I find so very helpful with dealing with diagnosis and life with dementia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6bd5ul6URY



The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:40 AM
Joined: 7/24/2015
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This is a song my friend Dre did, and I have been shamelessly plugging her for years...but this one is for Alz+ with what she is dealing with these days. ((Hugs))

Dre | Another Casualty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU6jW456nBo


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:10 PM
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Kenny Loggins | I'm Alright (you don't have to worry about me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WQNMWBSGUQ


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:11 PM
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If you need something very peaceful, and very soothing...

Enya | Watermark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?viFTXckh0zU


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:16 PM
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Loreena Mckennitt | Mummer's Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxTpvA-pUG0

Loreena Mckennit | Mystics Dream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf8NUJaCS1Q


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:18 PM
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Colcannon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaIuhweVzM4



Irish Music - Colcannon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VGRnE2Y3e0


alz+
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:58 AM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3560


Michael - thanks for working on our behalf for so long. great video, always love to see photos of you.

Sun_ interesting selections. I remember being told to make a playlist so I could listen to my favorites on headphones to calm down.

have not done it but would have a lot of old Van Morrison.