FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A first of its kind concert in Fort Worth happened on Tuesday.
Dementia patients and their caregivers were invited to attend the “dementia friendly” concert.READ MORE: Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly To Step Down In 2022
The “Sounds of the Season,” hosted by the James L. West Center for Dementia, featured the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Gary Cole sponsored the event in honor of his late wife who had dementia and was a resident at the center.READ MORE: Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour Coming To Globe Life Field In Arlington
Cole said while caring for her, he played music she enjoyed.
“It gave her joy which is hard to find in that process of descending into dementia,” said Cole.MORE NEWS: FAA Provides $251 Million In Airport Rescue Grants to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
The president of the center said concerts like these are very beneficial to patients, helping them bring back memories while calming agitation.