A four month study demonstrated that Alzheimer's patients can benefit from group singing sessions. Singing the familiar songs from the musicals of their youth can help patients perform on cognitive tests. As a therapeutic measure, it is inexpensive and doesn't have any contraindications, except among patients who hate The Sound of Music.
How do you solve a problem like dementia?
How do you take a brain and make it young?
How do you make it hum, and sound as a new snare drum?
Letting your brain recall the songs you've sung!
Oh, how do you solve a problem like dementia?
Open your mouth and loosen up your tongue!
When I'm an old geezer, confined to a home, will the nursing staff play the lilting airs of my youth? Could Psychotherapy be used as, you know, psychotherapy?