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The use of music has become nearly universal in any senior environment because throughout the decades people who care for elders have seen positive results of using music as therapy. For example, in the PBS documentary “You’re looking at me like I live here and I don’t,” a staff member is shown serenading residents as she strums her guitar. She also encourages residents to sing-along.  The nursing home featured in the documentary routinely plays background music appropriate to the era when most of the residents were young, music Dad would have liked. This is progress.

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