I wanted to share this amazing story. I work in Memory Care of a retirement home. One of the residents wanders around and has the Frontal Temporal thing, she hardly ever speaks, apart from "Yeah", "Okay", "No" or random little phrases depending on her mood. One time she had friends visiting and they told me she always liked the Beatles' song 'Here Comes the Sun'. Remembering that, I played the song. I sang the "Here comes the sun" part of the chorus. She sang it back to me. I wanted to cry.

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Rachael Wonderlin is an internationally-recognized dementia care expert and consultant. She has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of three published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. Rachael owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting and education company.

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