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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Brandon Carone & Carol Rosenstein: Music Mends Minds

In this interview we explored the power of music to heal.
Carol Rosenstein is the Director and Co-Founder Music Mends Minds - a charitable organization based in Los Angeles which creates musical groups for - and made up of - people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other disorders affecting the brain. Carol formed Music Mends Minds with her husband Irwin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's and early dementia more than a decade ago. Their band is called The Fifth Dementia. 
Brandon Carone is a research assistant in the Memory and Cognition Lifespan Lab at the University of California UCLA and a research coordinator with Music Mends Minds.  
Originally broadcast, October 16, 2018 on BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp.

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