Here is an emotional and uplifting video which shows the true power of music and how it enriches the human mind and spirit…
In this short film, directed by Max Thurlow and Nick Trumble, Noisey meets 93 year old jazz pianist Edward Hardy. Ed was given a new lease of life and relief from dementia and depression, when his care home discovered he was a talented pianist in his younger days. They reunited him with his ex-band members for a special performance, which proved the power of music for people suffering cognitive disorders. Watch it here:
This film is part of The Noisey Guide to Music and Mental Health.
You can read more from this series here: https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk
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