Tag: music

Alzheimer’s Patients Have Better Recall When Information Sung to Them

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine conducted a study to see if Alzheimer’s patients would be better able to recall new information if it was sung to them. Alzheimer’s patients and healthy control subjects were visually presented with the lyrics to 40 songs. Half of the lyrics were...

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Music and Healing – Growing Scientific Evidence

I have witnessed hundreds of times in nursing homes how a seemingly incoherent person can come alive during a performance. Anecdotal and observational evidence of the healing power of music abound. But now science is catching up. (Check this article at CNN about music‰Ûªs therapeutic value.) The article states, “Music...

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The Healing Power of Music

Music therapy has been practiced for decades as a way to treat neurological conditions from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s to anxiety and depression. Now, advances reveal what’s actually happening in the brain as patients listen to music or play instruments. Music therapy can help restore the loss of expressive language in...

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