-- MICHELLE --
NEXT AT TEN,
WE ALL HAVE A CONNECTION TO MUSIC.
-- ERIC --
WHETHER IT IS COUNTRY, ROCK AND ROLL, OR HIP HOP,
FAMILIAR SONGS CAN DRUM UP EMOTIONS.
ONLY NEWS THREE'S MARY JO OLA HAS THE DETAILS ON WHY
WISCONSIN'S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES IS TURNING
TO THOSE CONNECTIONS.
AT THE MEMORY UNIT IN SAINT MARY'S CARE CENTER IN
MADISON...EVERYONE HAS A GRANDPA DAVE.
1 SOT COLLEEN AND DAVE
0601 C--hi! D--hi there! C--how you doing? 04 D--just
wonderful thing 0608 C--well good good 0610
HIS NAME IS DAVID O'DEA.
THAT'S HIS DAUGHTER COLLEEN POTTER.
ONLY THING IS, HE DOESN'T REMEMBER HER.
COLLEEN POTTER/DAUGHTER 1917 the relationship has
changed because now i'm acting as the parent and he's
more like my charge 24 but he spent many years taking
care of me and i'll 28 spend however many years i
need taking care of him 1931
HAVING SEVERE ALZHEIMER'S MEANS THERE ARE DAYS O'DEA
HAS TROUBLE WAKING UP OR IS VERY QUIET..THIS IS NOT
ONE OF THOSE DAYS.
nurse are you handsome? D--yes i am 21
COLLEEN POTTER/DAUGHTER:0851 it's really nice that
he still has his personality 55
A FORMER RADIOMAN WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR TWO...O-DEA
ALSO PLAYED THE ORGAN, THE RECORDER AND SANG IN THE
CHURCH CHOIR...WITH HIS WIFE--DOROTHY.
C--with him music was the last thing to go.
he remembered music for a long long time 2232
BUT AT 94 YEARS OLD...MUSIC IS BACK IN HIS LIFE.
NURSE--alright i'm going to put the music on and you
tell me if its too loud ok 18 D--ok 20
THE IPOD...IS FROM THE WISCONSIN MUSIC AND MEMORY
INITIATIVE...PART OF A NATIONAL PROGRAM WHERE NURSING
HOME STAFF PERSONALIZE PLAYLISTS FOR PEOPLE DIAGNOSED
WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR RELATED DEMENTIA.
THE MUSIC DOESN'T TREAT THE DISEASE, BUT IT CAN DO
2635 DAVE STARTS SINGING, CNA IS SMILING
SOT **BRING MUSIC SOUND FULL?
SONG PLAYS: 2739
and if you should survive to be 105 look at all that
arrive out of being alive 51 here is the best part
you have a head start if you are among the very young
HIS DAUGHTER LIGHTS UP.
COLLEEN POTTER/DAUGHTER 3434 he had completely forgotten
music although it was the last thing he forgot 42
now all of sudden he's remembering agian 46 and thats
giving him happiness 49
THAT IS ALL A DAUGHTER COULD EVER WANT.
stand up clip 95 4536
the reason why patients react the way they do to the
music and memory program can be found here at universty
of wisconsin in eau claire 43
DOCTOR DALE TAYLOR...PROFESSOR EMERITUS...AND A LEADER
IN MUSIC AND BRAIN RESEARCH...SPEAKS ABOUT THE TOPIC
AT CONFERENCES AROUND THE WORLD.
DALE TAYLOR, PHD 0712 it's not magic.
it's very scientific 0713
HE SAYS MUSIC IS THE ONLY STIMULUS KNOWN TO ACTIVATE
THE ENTIRE HUMAN BRAIN.
DALE TAYLOR: 0928 it can access connections that have
been made that haven't be used for awhile 33 and if
a part is damaged the brain has the ability to reroute
through making new connections 0942on damaged parts
of the brain itself 45
THE VIDEO HE SHARED WITH US SHOWS IN REAL TIME HOW
ONE PERSON'S BRAIN REACTS TO MUSIC.
RED IS HIGH ACTIVATION...BLUE IS LOW.
DALE TAYLOR 3922 when thats happening those neuro
connections which we call neuroplasticity or brain
plasticity 30 thats just the process of making those
connections and that happens throughout life 36 even
in for a person with dementia in the undamaged parts
of the brain its still capable of making new connection
IF YOU NEED MORE CONVINCING...TAYLOR SAYS HE WAS IN
COLLEGE WHEN A CAR ACCIDENT PUT HIM IN A COMA.
HE SUFFERED SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE.
DALE TAYLOR: 2545 but i made a full recovery and
i wanted to know 51 why now i understand party of
it was because i was a music major
THERE IS NO CURE FOR ALZHEIMER'S.
POTTER WILL CONTINUE TO VISIT HER FATHER AND REMIND
HIM OF WHO SHE IS.
BUT THE MUSIC HELPS.
COLLEEN POTTER/DAUGHTER--really it doesn't matter
if he remembers or doesn't remember as long as he's
IN MADISON MJO WISC NEWS 3.
-- ERIC --
THE WISCONSIN MUSIC AND MEMORY PROJECT COST 180-THOUSAND
-- MICHELLE --
IT WAS PAID FOR THROUGH CIVIL MONEY FORFEITURES FROM
NURSING HOMES FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES IS LOOKING TO AN ADDITIONAL
150 NURSING HOMES TO THE PROGRAM.