In-home Assistance for Elderly San Marcos Brain Imaging

In-Home Assistance for Elderly near San Marcos–and a Band?

Brain Imaging Intrigues In-Home Assistance for Elderly near San Marcos

If you ask your aging parents whether they recognize the name “Mickey Hart,” their response will probably depend on two factors: first, whether or not they kept up with the music of the Grateful Dead when they were young adults. The second factor is the level of cognitive decline that they may have experienced. This week, our experts in in-home assistance for elderly near San Marcos discovered a story that combines both of these factors in one fascinating story.

The Grateful Dead: Medical Researchers?

Today, Mickey Hart is 70 years old. In addition to playing the drums for the Grateful Dead, his past includes seeing a beloved family member suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Hart has since devoted much time, effort, and money to researching how music, and specifically rhythm, can affect the brain for good. The most recent result of this research is a cap that translates the wearer’s brain activity into a visual display.

See What’s Inside Mickey Hart’s Head

Mickey Hart occasionally performs while wearing the brain imaging cap. The brain activity display appears on a screen for the audience to see, providing a fascinating visual of what parts of Hart’s brain are active when he is conducting different activities. Obviously, however, the cap is important for far more than entertainment purposes. A non-invasive method of watching the brain in action could prove invaluable for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.

Rocking With In-home Assistance for Elderly in San Diego County

Will listening to the Grateful Dead help seniors avoid cognitive decline? In-home assistance for elderly in San Diego County doesn’t think so. But Mickey Hart’s new device might help doctors do just that. Keep up with the field of medical technology to find out if the brain imaging cap is “on tour” near you in the near future!

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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