The Rhythm of Life
As a society we’ve come to a point medically where people are living longer - but are they living better? In America today, 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Recent studies have shown a strong correlation between music’s therapeutic effects and relief of some of the superficial but still debilitating symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. My project aims to develop a way to foster positive interpersonal interactions through music that could ease some of the stress-induced agitation that accompanies the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. I’d like to not only improve the quality of life, but advance it, enhance it and give it back its rhythm.