Music for life

by Sandra Vermeulen December. 16, 2012 4483 views

Music for Life 2012 aims to raise awareness and perception of dementia in our society and for this we need more than ever, your commitment. We wear the Badge For Life to never forget dementia. People show their solidarity with Music For Life and wear the Badge For Life. The badges are from Saturday, December 8 available in all the newsagents in Flanders.

From 14 to 21 December twelve Music for Life-presenters from Studio Brussel present “The week to never forget dementia”. During that week, they play 2012 Songs For Life. Our memory, linked to music.

Music, and the memories that music evokes, remain the longest in our memories. Furthermore, music has comforting, refreshing and beneficial effects for people with dementia and their environment.

Therefore they ask us for our Song For Life, our beautiful memories, anecdotes and stories … linked to music.

My most significant “Song For Life”:
Only one song brought peace and comfort with Tonia, when she was a baby. Then I took her in my arms, or sat beside her crib and I softly hummed
This Song [].

What is your “Song For Life”?
(Share it with us, PLEASE)

(Today, 16th December, it is my 4th year here at photoblog)
Please, listen do this Song [].
(Thank you)


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Eiram Marie 8 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations on 4 years, my friend!!

I looked for a song on youtube and realized, that I used to sing so much when my children were small...(Although I am a terrible singer:))...well, they survived:)
[url=]one of my favorites[/url]

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sara G 8 years, 3 months ago

Congrats on 4 years! I have a fear of getting dementia..they are making some progress toward fighting it..Love your happy song :-) My mom used to sing "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from the movie "Oklahoma"..I think of it often.

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Jacki 8 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations on your 4 years, I have always enjoyed your posts! Dementia... so sad. Great song choice.... hmmmmm, I'm not sure I have one "for life" but [url=]this has been my favorite[/url] for many years now. When MY daughter was young I sang her "You are my sunshine"... not very original, I know! 8^)

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Gonia 8 years, 3 months ago

very good project, but generally people try not to think about any disease connected with dementia.young believe that they will be for ever young. not true.

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Tomie Poodle 8 years, 3 months ago

nice project! not my favorite Paul'song as i don't understand the lyrics...but good melody.

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Patricia Gonzales 8 years, 4 months ago

Such a wonderful gift and charity!
Love the message it conveys!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 8 years, 4 months ago

Nice shot - cool project.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 8 years, 4 months ago

cool project you got going

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 4 months ago

What a wonderful project - dementia is such a difficult condition for those afflicted and their loved ones. Love the song too!

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Teo Montana 8 years, 4 months ago


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Astrid 8 years, 4 months ago

Dat vind ik leuk, Dat liedje en die clip zijn goud waard!

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Catherine Hollens 8 years, 4 months ago

Dementia is such a cruel condition and this is a wonderful way to raise awareness.
My song for life would be 'Wonderful LIfe' by Black as it came on the radio as I was about to go into labour with my first child :)
Thanks for sharing :)

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 8 years, 4 months ago

What a great song - happy!

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Dan Ravasio 8 years, 4 months ago

A brilliant intiative by the radio station and equally brilliant rendition photographically by you. The song is so wonderful too. My song for life is "O Danny Boy" An Irish song sung to me as a child by my Italian Grandmother... Oh how I loved her...

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Larry Sample 8 years, 4 months ago


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