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Remembering Poetry: The Alzheimer's Poetry Project

From: Don McIver
Length: 59:03

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An Hourlong Radio Documentary examining the Alzheimer's Poetry Project

Default-piece-image-1 In this hour long program, Don McIver looks at the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. Using actualities, music, poetry, interviews Don looks at the program's innovative uses of poetry therapeutically and as a way to improve the quality of life of many people experiencing alzheimers. The program includes interviews with the programs founder, Gary Mex Glazner, Dr. Oliver Sacks (a writer and neurologist-author of Awakenings), and Christopher Lane (the project director for the APP-Arizona Assigment). The program includes original poetry, and recorded music in an engaging, listener friendly way.

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In this hour long program, Don McIver looks at the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. Using actualities, music, poetry, interviews Don looks at the program's innovative uses of poetry therapeutically and as a way to improve the quality of life of many people experiencing alzheimers. The program includes interviews with the programs founder, Gary Mex Glazner, Dr. Oliver Sacks (a writer and neurologist-author of Awakenings), and Christopher Lane (the project director for the APP-Arizona Assigment). The program includes original poetry, and recorded music in an engaging, listener friendly way.

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Review of Remembering Poetry: The Alzheimer's Poetry Project

This program is thought-provoking in that it brings forth the idea of using poetry as a form of therapy and enrichment in thelive of people with Alzheimers. It puts poetry in the same usefullness as music and other forms of art. The audio clips of the people in the nursing homes is touching and engaging. It also gives hope to those who have had to cope with a love one suffering from Alzheimers disease. I found it inspiring.

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Am I that Easy to Forget Esther Phillips Bestof Esther Phillips1962-1970. Rhino Records 1997 02:47
Don't Forget About Me Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis. Rhino Records 1969 02:53
Silent House The Dixie Chicks Taking the Long Way. Columbia 2006 05:23
In My Life Wayne Gratz From Me to You: the Love Songs of Lennon andMcCartner. Narada 1997 02:53

Related Website

http://www.alzpoetry.org