My Father's Recovery

One of my favorite moments so far


 This has to be one of my favorite moments yet. My dad taught Mike, my brother, how to play guitar when he was super young, (which is now Mike’s career!) My family grew up with my dad playing guitar every morning at breakfast. He would always have music playing at all times of the day, no matter what.

It gives me a peace of mind knowing how helpful music is to stroke patients… it’s even better that it is one of my dad’s passions. This night he looked so at ease listening to my brother play guitar.

Music down the road will help my dad enormously with his speech. One of the ways patients with Aphasia learn to talk again is by singing. Here is the interesting thing.. Your language is on the left side of the brain, (where my dad had his stroke). The right side of the brain has…

  • Creativity
  • Intuition
  • Imagination
  • Facial recognition
  • Emotion
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Thinking in images

I am eager to see how creativity and music will help him through all of this. <3

 

 

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2 Comments

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    Denise
    March 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I’m laughing out loud, I also grew up listening to loud music all times of the day. I’ve grown to love those tunes the most as an adult. Keep in mind, I listened to him practice, nonstop. Before he was good, lol. He’s totally self taught, that takes practice! He looks great here. We are so lucky he has you guys. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

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      lexymonaco
      March 19, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      <3 <3

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