Music and the Human Connection with Larry Griner
You will love this episode with Larry Griner. Laura and Larry talk about his experience as a caregiver for his mother who has dementia. They explore how music brings his mother (and himself) back to life, the many fans his mother has received due to his social media videos, the challenges he has had as a caregiver and what gets him through the hard moments.
Larry Griner moved from southern CA to Baltimore to relieve his brother and care for his 90-year-old mother, Norma. This temporary plan eventually turned into a long-term commitment. He began recording videos of his mother singing and posted them on social media which gained a large fan-base for Norma. Larry found that he could help his mother's mood and create some magic in their lives by playing and singing familiar music. Norma has a large following of fans and Larry has expressed that people from all over the world have sent messages of encouragement and gratitude.
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