95-Year Old Man Still Playing Jazz!
I came across this article the other day and wanted to share it with everyone! The gentleman, Edward Hardy, suffers from dementia and lives in a nursing home in England. In his prime, he was a jazz pianist, and told his caregivers that his only wish was to play in a jazz band again. Through amazing efforts of the nursing home, along with wonderful volunteer musicians, Mr. Hardy got his wish!
One of the many wonderful aspects of this story is the fact that, through Mr. Hardy’s dementia, he has retained all his musical abilities. Recent studies have shown that even simply listening to music activates EVERY part of the brain (unlike any other activity which focuses on one part only); when the subjects were playing instruments, the brain lit up like fireworks on the 4th of July!
I encourage you to click on the link below to read the short article and watch the attached video to get the full story.