chapter  11
The effect of music therapy for people with dementia
ByVink, Annemieke and van Bruggen-Rufi, Monique
Pages 18

Sometimes you can be confronted with a particular tune and it suddenly brings you back in time. You relive all sorts of memories and feel the emotions as you experienced them before. When hearing a particular tune you can find yourself walking in Paris again, but also further back in time, at your grandmother’s kitchen table. At the same time, while you experience the pleasant childhood memories such as the kitchen smells, your grandmother herself may have well forgotten what her own house looked like as a result of dementia.