Researchers recently conducted three studies to evaluate the emotional benefits of giving to charity. They found that what they called "pro-social spending" means the giver becomes happier.
When I first spoke with Music & Memory founder Dan Cohen last year, he had big plans for his new program that would put iPods with personalized playlists in Alzheimer's and other dementia patients' hands. Successful is much to mild a word to describe what has happened since.
Even in generosity, it seems, nursing homes can't catch a break. The headlines imply as much.