Dreams Do Come True

Singing Show Tunes Helps with Dementia!

When I saw THIS article, my immediate reaction was to see if it was from The Onion (everyone’s favorite satirical rag) – alas! Dreams do come true!

Based on research in an East Coast care home, scientists determined that singing (in this case, musical tunes) over a four-month period actually improved conditions for those with moderate to severe dementia. Hallelujah! Or Oklahoma! Considering that I actually have many people in my life that love show-tunes in general (I know, we’re such gay stereotypes), this will be a no brainer as we all age.

In conclusion, although barely related, for some reason this fact made me think of the German seniors living in a retirement home who reenacted classic movie scenes. Perhaps it’s the theatrical flair that all of this emphasizes or at least what I hope it emphasizes…getting older should involve dramatic poses! Lively show tunes! And a fantastic costume! Am I right?! (check out more of those awesome photos HERE)

Articles

Daily News, Singing Show Tunes Helps Fight Off Dementia, HERE
The Huffington Post, Senior Citizens Reenact Classic Movie Scenes for Nursing Home Calendar, HERE


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