But also there’s evidence that people with Alzheimer’s respond well to music they know. I’m preparing my Alzheimer’s playlist, which will include the first song I remember hearing in English, Tom Jones’s “Delilah,” as well as some Beatles and The Hollies. And then a lot French songs that were part of Israeli culture when I was growing up — songs by Charles Aznavour and Edith Piaf.
I've seen lots about music therapy and Alzheimer's, but this is the first time I've seen anyone talk about building a personal playlist for future care. If I don't take the hint, I at least ought to make sure that my iPod can be located easily.