From Alzheimer’s, Henry Has Withdrawn and Been Lost – but You’ll Love What Brings Him Out!

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The great reformer Martin Luther once wrote that music was “the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul.” For many with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive difficulties, loved ones become strangers, and the connection to the world outside seems to slip away. But for Henry, this is abated, and perhaps some semblance of healing and life returns. How? With a pair of headphones and an iPod shuffle. If we are to praise God in song, to gather and sing when we hear the Word, is it any surprise that God works through music? Check it out in the video below!

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.