Lovely songs Jed and Dave.
Jeeneia, It is so important to sing the old songs for the old people! Yes, it stimulates their memory.
A lot is not known about this process but there's empirical evidence that helping them to recall the old songs (the one's they grew up with and heard on the radio) helps to stimulate their memories and reactions. My wife and I sing for senior facilities and we see the audience drop off years of their lives and become animated and young again.
Older people are ignored by society.
Here's a scandal for you regarding the elderly here in Georgia.
The sad part is that here in Georgia, the ID's that they were supposed to have to vote are being kept by the State Republicans. They claim that voter ID's will keep fraud down by keeping dead people from voting. But the awful truth is that the State Republicans control the ID's by using them when the people who they belong to can't. Older people in Georgia don't have them. It's fraud.
When you sing the old songs, you revive the old people.