I love seeing all of the stories about how fellow music therapists are using music to save lives and soothe souls.
I recently ran across this article on Lancaster Online, it is a really touching story:
“Music and church were the constants in Caroline Berry’s life. But a few years after dementia began ravaging her mind, nothing could convince her to leave the comfort of home for Sunday services.
“The cruel irony wasn’t lost on her son, Don Berry, of Elizabethtown. As his mother’s personality faded, Berry still saw the woman who would wake him after a late night playing with his band and push him out the door to Wesley Methodist Church.
“After moving to Masonic Villages and losing her husband of more than 60 years, Caroline Berry was increasingly withdrawn. She ate less and rarely talked with her son during daily visits.
Then a simple musical event helped the mother and son reconnect.”
Read the rest here.