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A Guide to Turning the Classic Movie Musical into an Interactive Event. This guidebook offers tools to stimulate memories and conversation through the interactive viewing of classic movie musicals. Whether you’re a rehabilitation professional, classroom teacher, or family looking to reminisce, Movies and Music provides a fun and engaging activity for everyone.



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A Note from the Author:


"All the films contained in the Guide are not only great pieces of film history, to which everyone should be exposed but great pieces of our history which weave into the fabric of our lives and fill us with great memories to share. If you are looking for common ground with your students, looking for a way in with your older clientele, or just looking for a way to talk to Grandma, look no further than Movies and Music!”

From Current Research (in Progress):


“Going to the cinema once or twice a week could hold the key to preventing dementia, researchers claim. Crucially, discussing the film with friends afterwards helps to keep the mind active and guards against the formation of the plaques that cause Alzheimer’s. According to Dr. Roxana Carare, who is leading the research, this intellectual stimulation can prevent the build-up of toxins in the brain, which lead to Alzheimer’s disease. ‘In order to keep the elimination of these toxins efficient, you need to keep the walls of the blood vessels healthy,’ she said. ‘You can do this by exercising of the brain or stimulation. ‘The films will stimulate the brain because of what you see and hear and crucially because of   the discussions afterwards.” (Borland, 2015)

Movies and Music utilizes these principles. Participants are engaged through the use of thought-provoking questions, which spark lively discussions and hours of reminiscence. Success is demonstrated in clinical practice.


Reference: Yauch, L (2015) Movies and Music: A Guide to Turning the Classic Movie Musical into An Interactive Event Raleigh, North Carolina:

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