Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart Drums at AARP Meeting - NBC Chicago

Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart Drums at AARP Meeting

Hart spoke about the importance of music and playing instruments

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    99826
    2
    Germany
    95418
    3
    Canada
    55616
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    5 to Watch: #ShibSibs Return, Bowman Looks to Defend Gold
    Getty Images
    Hart and neurologist Adam Gazzaley spoke about research showing music has a positive effect on the brain and how playing music can help offset the mental declines of aging.

    Longtime Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart came to New Orleans with a message for thousands of attendees at the AARP's national convention: Music has therapeutic powers.

    Hart spoke about the importance of music and playing instruments. He led a drum circle with hundreds of drummers at the convention, which ended Saturday.

    Hart and neurologist Adam Gazzaley a professor at the University of California at San Francisco, spoke about research showing music has a positive effect on the brain and how playing music can help offset the mental declines of aging.

    Throughout the convention attendees could stop into a music-making pavilion.