It’s Time To Cry: Music Helps An Old Man Come Back To Life

Julie Gerstein | April 11, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Meet Henry. He’s a resident of this Brooklyn nursing home where new music therapy is being used to help break senior patients out of their shells. Henry experienced several strokes and was in a near wordless, silent state. But when nurses gave him an iPod filled with music from his youth, Henry came back to life. The change in him was both physical and mental — and as neuroscientist Oliver Sacks notes, “He’s reacquired his identity for a while through the power of music.” It’s really a must watch. [Buzzfeed]