Power of Music: Old man in nursing home reacts to hearing music goes viral

“Music can do things which language can’t,” said Dr. Oliver Sacks. This powerful statement is just one of many moving moments in the trailer from “Alive Inside,” a documentary profiling the power of music to help those in nursing homes.

Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

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The viral video featured the story of Henry Dryer, the 92-year-old man with dementia who is now an internet superstar. After giving him an iPod loaded with some of his favorite tunes, Dryer “comes alive” and speaks eloquently and passionately about the music’s effects: “I feel a band of love, dreams…It gives me the feeling of love, romance!”

Check out this video clip.


Video Credit: YouTube/ncaavideos2

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