Music as a Therapeutic Aid for Alzheimer’s Patients
From the Mayo Clinic, as summarized by Neuroscience news, more confirmation that music and auditory therapies can help patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
“Musical memories often are preserved in Alzheimer’s disease, though, because key
brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease.
Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and
behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Music also can benefit caregivers by reducing anxiety and distress, lightening the mood,
and providing a way to connect with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s
disease—especially those who have difficulty communicating.”
Music therapy isn’t a panacea or a cure, but even small bits of help can produce a better life for
both the sufferer and their loved ones.
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