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:

Author Lori K.Yauch Announces Marketing Campaign for ‘Movies and Music’ The guidebook promotes intergenerational communication through the use of classic musicals!


ODESSA, Fla.(PRWEB) Press Release


August 21, 2019--

Lori K.Yauch, M.A., CCC-SLP, makes use of classic movie musicals to stimulate communication and interaction through shared viewing of films in her book, “Movies and Music: A Guide to Turning the Classic Movie Musical into an Interactive Event”(published by Lulu).


Yauch hopes to promote intergenerational interaction between adults and children and is embarking on a marketing campaign to expand her book’s reach.

“Families, teachers, and clinicians need practical tools to interact with loved ones, students, and patients across a continuum of needs,” Yauch says.“This guidebook facilitates interaction with those experiencing cognitive-communication changes due to age or neurologic insult as well as students needing instruction in pragmatic language/social skills.”

The reader will find an overview, trivia and suggested discussion topics for each film. Questions are provided to facilitate exchange and encourage thought-provoking conversation.

Yauch adds, “I hope that users of this guidebook will find enjoyment in the activity, discover shared memories, learn something new and discover universal themes that unite individuals of all ages.”

Praise for“Movies and Music”


“As a Life Enrichment Director, having tools that provide engagement and stimulate conversation and memories are so helpful!  Movies and Music provides a fun  and engaging activity for everyone.”  Nicole Will, Founder,