Ballerina Marta C. Gonzalez - who lived with dementia - is taken back to her days dancing in Swan Lake thanks to the power of music.— Alzheimer's Society (@alzheimerssoc) November 9, 2020
This clip shows what an important tool music can be for people with dementia. So beautiful to see! 💙🎶@DespertarMusica pic.twitter.com/w6Y2W7Ee52
Marta C. González, who was a New York City Ballet prima ballerina, instantly remembers her routine from more than 50 years ago.
In the footage, Marta - who sadly passed away in 2019 as a result of her condition - is sitting in a wheelchair at her care home in Valencia and lights up after hearing the classical piece.
She gestures for the music to be turned up and begins to perfectly move her arms to the music, as she did on stage in 1967.
( Brut's interview with Pepe Olmedo, psychologist & director of Música para DespertarCollapse )
Sources: Alzeimer's Society, The Indepedent, Brut America