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Music is present throughout the day at the Adult Care Center in Winchester, Virginia, where the majority of the clients have Alzheimer's-related dementia with differing levels of functioning. "The last part of the brain to be affected by dementia is the musical side," explains Tara Lescalleet, the Assistant Director and Activities Director at the Adult Care Center and a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). Lescalleet adapts both her training in music therapy and research conducted at the center to the needs of the clients through music therapy and other music activities, ranging from Music and Spirituality to Karaoke. This documentary project is an exploration into how music therapy and other music activities are applied for people with Alzheimer's-related dementia. The themes and subjects are presented through new media incorporating audio, video, photography and interaction with the Adult Care Center community.

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