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Music soothes the soul and this video proves it


The much-lauded American ‘Music & Memory’ program that can soothe the anxiety of people with dementia is being trialled here in Australia. Check this out.

When 78-year-old John ‘Sean’ O’Malley arrived at Blacktown Hospital in Sydney’s west, he was angry, distressed and agitated.

Hospital staff gave him an iPod loaded with his favourite Elvis Presley songs – and the change has been extraordinary.

Posted by Western Sydney Health, the clip has now been viewed 45,000 times.

See why here.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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