There is a Place
January 31, 2020
There Is a Place is a brief video about the salutary impact that active and shared musical experience has on elders with dementia. It is a film that should come with a warning label for viewers, especially those already who know that music has the potential to reveal the essential sense of self presumed lost to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease: Caution. Due to the film’s brevity, viewers may miss its unique contribution in extending our understanding of the power of music for accessing, sustaining, and expanding the sense of personhood of elders living with dementia.