Oak Park, CA 91377 USA, April 19, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Ever since the 2014 documentary Alive Inside premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award for best documentary, there has been talk about the possibility that listening to music can awaken memories in dementia patients. The film features the work of Dan Cohen, MSW, whose nonprofit organization Music & Memory, has help the quality of life for patients by giving them an iPod filled with their music -- a personalized playlist. While elders listen to the music, they reminisce. Cohen has found the benefits to include a reduction in agitation and some dependence on antipsychotic medications. Listening to their favorite music also alleviates some of the idleness and time alone that occurs particularly for dementia patients in nursing facilities. It encourages better functioning and can be part of the general treatment plan.
Cohen says that there are five Music & Memory Studies occurring at the four University of Wisconsin campuses. People have known for many years that music can be beneficial. The New York State Department of Health's Electronic Dementia Guide for Excellence (EDGE) Project has been recommending individualized music to reduce agitation for more than ten years.
Music is one of the best ways to remember the past, and that is what The Daily Doo Wop, a social media music platform, is all about. It is dedicated to the memories of those who grew up with this music.
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The music industry has supported Cohen's work. Kenny Chesney did a public service announcement. Paul McCartney has donated some of the music he owns. Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys has also contributed.
After all, music is a great source of pleasure and carries emotional power. Every cultured studied has been found to make music. Music is one of the best ways to remember the past, and that is what The Daily Doo Wop, a social media music platform is all about. It is dedicated to the memories of those who grew up with this music. It is not always the lyrics to the song or the antics on a sitcom that are important. It is that it makes you smile and you remember who you were with. It might be a grandmother who is no longer here or a brother, sister, friend. Maybe you heard a song at a dance or were in a car when you had your first kiss.
The Daily Doo Wop is a time machine to the first era of rock and roll. The era starts around 1952 with the Eisenhower administration and goes until those long haired Brits The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1964, and the music began to change. During this time of the 1950s and early 1960s, doo wop music, with its beautiful vocal harmonies, lyrics about love, and a host of nonsense syllables thrown in, was a signature sound. It was an exciting period in popular music as so many strands of music were woven together. The Daily Doo Wop presents the music and pop culture of the time. All our welcome, especially those who want to reminisce.
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