"MUSIC AS MEDICINE"
A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
When Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011, he didn't stop makingmusic, in fact, he went on tour. Music brought him joy, meaning, and purpose.His doctors had no doubt that his persistence in the musical arena helped topreserve intellectual functioning far longer than would have been expected. Inthe end, music lifted our spirits and gave us ways to connect with Glen whenwords could no longer reach him. Music also helped me overcome the crushingdepression of losing my husband to Alzheimer’s. -Kim CampbellThe Kim & Glen Campbell Foundation will promote the use of music asmedicine to alleviate depression, manage behaviors, boost the immune system,improve cognition, and alter the brain chemistry associated with well-being andstress reduction, augmenting or reducing the need for pharmacologicalinterventions and improving the lives of people with cognitive impairment andtheir caregivers.Take one Mozart, two Righteous Brothers, four Beatles, and a Glen Campbelland call me in the morning!The 1st Annual Glen Campbell Memorial Celebrity Golf Outing will help fundthe research of Daniel J. Levitin: Neuroscientist, Musician, Author of This isYour Brain On Music, and one of the world’s leading research scientistsstudying music and its effects on the brain. Dr. Levitin is working on a newbook, The Aging Brain, which covers Alzheimer’s and other diseases of thebrain.Through the research of Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, and the guidance and generosity ofArthur Kelm (Universal Music Group/Ground One), David Dolby (DolbyLaboratories), and other partners, the Kim and Glen Campbell Foundation isworking to design and build Goodtime Theaters in Memory Care communitiesacross the country, bringing music as medicine to enhance the brain health ofpeople with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.