Sometimes music can take you back to a time and place. Why do I feel so good when I hear an old favourite and why do I remember so well the music that I loved as a teenager?
Music can tap deep emotional recall well into our twilight years. Unlike speech and remembering peoples’ faces, which is information stored in specific parts of the brain, music is saved all over the brain and so are the memories attached to those songs.
When running art and craft sessions at nursing homes around the theme of remembering music, this is what I see; memories resurfacing from the past as the residents colour and paint.
To read more on the Reminiscence bump, Music and Memory, click here.