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Former Ballerina with Alzheimers moves to Swan Lake

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I don't remember how I found this but Marta Cinta Gonzalez a former ballerina with Alzheimers moves gracefully in her wheel chair to Swan Lake. Remembering.

I think it was a report of a study about Alzheimers and how music affects all of us and is a different part of the memory from other parts of our brain.

 

It is incredibly beautiful and will probably make you cry.

 

Somehow it is encouraging to me connecting those of us still "here" with all of those who are leaving us and also beyond.

 

Just google former ballerina with Alzheimers. Shown on Youtube and many others.

 

 

 

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Beautiful and sad.  Thanks for sharing.

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@on the bay    That's such a nice story.  I really wish music therapy would become more commonplace in all treatment facilities.  It really can make a huge difference.

 

Thanks for taking the time to post about this.😊❤️

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There was a 60 minutes story with Tony Bennett not long before he died and he was able to sing like he always had yet could not answer simple questions or carry on any sort of conversation. The brain is a miraculous and complex thing.

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@on the bay wrote:

I don't remember how I found this but Marta Cinta Gonzalez a former ballerina with Alzheimers moves gracefully in her wheel chair to Swan Lake. Remembering.

I think it was a report of a study about Alzheimers and how music affects all of us and is a different part of the memory from other parts of our brain.

 

It is incredibly beautiful and will probably make you cry.

 

Somehow it is encouraging to me connecting those of us still "here" with all of those who are leaving us and also beyond.

 

Just google former ballerina with Alzheimers. Shown on Youtube and many others.

 

 

 


@on the bay 

 

So stunning, as you say there are different versions out there all equally magnificent.

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@SaveTheTurtles wrote:

There was a 60 minutes story with Tony Bennett not long before he died and he was able to sing like he always had yet could not answer simple questions or carry on any sort of conversation. The brain is a miraculous and complex thing.


@SaveTheTurtles,

I saw that too. It was beautiful and so touching.

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@on the bay You are SO right; the tears were flowing!!😢 I watched the first few heartbreaking💔 seconds with deep sadness, and then immense JOY after seeing this BEAUTIFUL, graceful ballerina and her indomitable spirit spring into action as if she does it at will everyday!!!!❤❤❤ It was nothing short of SPECTACULAR!👍❤

 

This insidious thief is ROBBING us of those we hold dear, and perhaps ourselves, but she PROVES that it does not always take EVERYTHING! 😊 I PRAY❤ that a cure is found soon, so that one day its devastating effects on patients and their families will be a DISTANT memory!!!!🙏🙏❤❤ THANK you for sharing this soul-hugging reminder of the tenacity of the human spirit!!!❤🥰

 

Bravo beautiful lady!!!!👏👏👏👏

 

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@on the bay Thank you.😢

 

It has been shown that Alzheimer's patients will respond specifically to music from their younger years such as the music we identify with our teens and early 20's. Even to the point of singing specific songs.

 

Also in line with this beautiful ballerina many classically trained patients can play instruments and intense classical pieces they learned years ago but have not touched in years.

 

Music therapy is so important and as said upthread really needs to be part of any patient suffering from dementia and other conditions.

 

 

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@on the bay Thank you.😢

 

It has been shown that Alzheimer's patients will respond specifically to music from their younger years such as the music we identify with our teens and early 20's. Even to the point of singing specific songs.

 

Well all I can say is if it happens to me and they play "my music" to awaken me, there'd better be someone there to jitterbug with me because there's no holding me back when I hear it.