“Alive Inside” Film Explores Power of Music to Restore Memory

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originally posted at recode.net

Audiences first encounter Henry hunched over in his wheelchair, head down, hands clasped firmly together, unresponsive to the world around him.

As soon as a pair of headphones are placed on his head, the 94-year-old dementia patient opens his eyes, sits up straight and begins swaying and humming along with the music. Henry speaks animatedly about his favorite band leader, Cab Calloway, ...

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Turning dog ‘do’ into a dog ‘don’t’.

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Originally posted by osocio.org

Posted by Reuben Turner | 10-06-2013 22:08 | 

The Spanish town of Brunete, near Madrid has come up with an unusual solution to people who let their dogs do their business in the street. Volunteers chatted to offenders (people, not dogs) to find out details that would allow their dogs to be traced via records. Then the offending matter was returned to the owners who’d left it behind. A simple ...

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Are you getting enough sleep?

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ORIGINALLY POSTED AT: telegraph.co.uk

It is arrogant to assume that we can defy evolution and thrive on shorter, disturbed rest,

experts say – we may even be on the verge of a public health crisis

woman sleeping
‘It is the quality of sleep that matters. Six hours undisturbed is probably better than 10 hours of interrupted sleep,’ says ...
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