Grateful Dead Drummer's Quest to End Alzheimer's
“It’s the rhythm, stupid.” This message boots up every morning on Mickey Hart’s computer screen. But it’s not like the guy needs a reminder. Hart, the longtime drummer for the Grateful Dead, has made rhythm and its many applications his lifelong business. At 74, Hart — who still wears size 32 Levi’s — has not only stayed young by playing percussion, he has spent the last many years exploring how it may help prevent the aging of the human brain.