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New music therapy program in Roanoke sparks memories for dementia patients - WSLS

"Even when people are in the late stages of dementia and Alzheimer's, music can still reach them," Anderson explains. There's a question and answer session and the patients use their own drum sticks or egg shakers to play along with the music. Noel Anderson, a music therapist, says by having these memory care patients get involved singing along or playing their instruments along with the orchestra, they're able to stimulate more areas in their brain. ROANOKE, Va. - A new music therapy program in the Star City has the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra teaming up with Friendship Health and Rehab to play music for memory care and Alzheimer's patients each week. Source: www.wsls.com

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West Virginia ~ St. Marys
The Carpenter Bridge spans the Ohio River between St. Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia, and Newport, Washington County, Ohio. The river was calm and glassy on this beautiful April day.
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Alexandria riverboat
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Mark Twain, Virginia City, Nevada
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its...
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