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August 6, 2015
Dallas nonprofit mixes music, memory, and dance for elderly with dementia and Alzheimer's; getting them on their feet and soothing their souls.
"The man dancing and belting out “Blue Suede Shoes” was no Elvis Presley. He didn’t have the drawling musicality or the hip-thrusting dance moves. His blue down jacket, guarding against the room’s air-conditioned chill, was no spangled white jumpsuit. His hair had gone white long ago.
"The lyrics were unintelligible, the shuffle stilted, but the performance was riveting. Hours earlier, Philip Caruso, 67, who has dementia, had been sitting silent and still by himself in a corner of the Cedar Hill Healthcare Center rec room." --Emma Court, The Dallas Morning News