Julie Martin sits at a table in a nondescript room at Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater. She strums an instrument called a Qchord, a type of electronic autoharp.
"Hello my friends. Hello my friends," she sings in a slow, comforting voice. "Hello my friends, it's nice to see you today."
Martin, a board certified music therapist, sings "The Hello Song" with every Alzheimer's patient, every time she sees them. She said music can help these patients reconnect to their lost memories.