Anyone in the UK who watched the two programmes on BBC 1 about Music and Dementia cannot fail to have been inspired by them. My friends and I play once a month for group of Dementia patients and their carers and we notice the difference between how they behave and react when they arrive and how they are when they leave - it is uplifting and does the heart good. If you have access to the two programmes and didn't watch then please do - you will not be disappointed even if you do have to have a handkerchief at the ready. The programmes are not sentimental - they are part of a scientific experiment to measure the effect of music on the brain and as such they should be so useful for medical science. But of course - as always - money for research is the problem. That and the fact that it is not a 'fashionable' illness and the money for the 'unfashionable' usually finds its way elsewhere.
Today the sun has shone more or less all day. It is still not very warm but it is set to warm up over the week-end and just to see the sun instead of black cloud was welcome in itself.
An hour of Gardening on the TV shortly - I am now very much an armchair gardener - always ready to pass on any hints to the chap who does my garden for me. Sitting with my feet up, with a cup of tea and a biscuit, is quite enjoyable these days.