A beautiful crafted story describing “Claire’s” life history and how, in her later years with dementia, her early childhood memories are reached through Mummer’s music.  It is written by her daughter.

Can music “wake up” the mind? Can the familiar sounds of one’s childhood open up the pathways of a memory long subdued? Can familiar chords resonate deep within the brain and stir up long lost feelings? It would appear so, in some cases.

In this day in age when short news snippets is the norm I found this story refreshing and beautiful.  Thanks to the Delaware County News Network for devoting space to a wonderful human interest story from which we are able to learn.

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