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Music and memories
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Orval Harlson starts up his iPod Shuffle after some help with his headphones from Brittany Werrline, an employee with the Life Enrichment Department, inside Pleasant View Nursing Home. The iPods are used by residents with dementia or Alzheimer's disease to help bring them back to a time they remember. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Orval Harlson used to play the fiddle. He grew up listening to American Bandstand, and now, listening to old pop and folk songs on an iPod brings a smile to his face. Harlson, a resident of Pleasant View Nursing home, is able to listen to some of his favorite folk tunes on the small digital device - the iPods are used by residents with dementia or Alzheimer's disease to bring them back to a time they remember.

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