Why Music Matters for Alzheimer's Pat...

Why Music Matters for Alzheimer's Patients

There are 9 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Why Music Matters for Alzheimer's Patients. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

A new UC Davis study shows that memory, music and emotions all activate the same region of the brain, which may have implications for Alzheimer's patients.

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Sue

New York, NY

#1 Mar 4, 2009
Cool now we need a cure
Janet

Portland, OR

#2 Mar 4, 2009
Interesting -- hopefully it will result in treatment some day.
Natalie

New York, NY

#3 Mar 5, 2009
I HEART Oliver Sacks, I've seen Awakenings, based on his book, and read his book "The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat." I'm glad more scientists are taking music therapy seriously.
cheri

Baton Rouge, LA

#4 Jan 2, 2010
I regularly visited a pastor who had alzheimer for 16 years and who did not speak the last 8 years. I began to sing How Great Thou Art and he looked upward with hands folded prayerfully beneath his chin-3 months before he died! I wish I had known the connection with music sooner!
cheri

Baton Rouge, LA

#5 Jan 2, 2010
Regularly I visited a pastor who had Alzheimers for 16 years and who did not speak the last 8 years. Three months before he died I was relating an Easter program and began to sing How Great Thou Art. He immediality looked upward and pointed his hands prayerfully under his chin. I wish I had known the connect with music earlier!
Jeff Bilden

United States

#6 Aug 20, 2010
Question;

Has anyone researched statistics of active performing/practicing musicians that have Alzheimer's versus. non-musicians?

I have personally observed stroke patients experience some recovery through listening to music that mattered in their lives, and also, patients who had musical training who actually attempted to play their instruments again.

I have read some studies that suggest that music involves more activities in the brain than any other.

I was just wondering if actively performing and practicing music can help to delay Alzheimer's or even prevent it.

Thank you,
Jeff Bilden
Music Instructor
College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA/

jbilden@sbcglobal.ner
Ronald Besel

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Dec 8, 2010
See the article I previously published: Caringconnections.org/Dad_s Story.pdf

Comment at besel@att.net
Ronald Besel

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Dec 20, 2010
cheri wrote:
Regularly I visited a pastor who had Alzheimers for 16 years and who did not speak the last 8 years. Three months before he died I was relating an Easter program and began to sing How Great Thou Art. He immediality looked upward and pointed his hands prayerfully under his chin. I wish I had known the connect with music earlier!
Check caringconnections.org/Dad_sStory.pdf

Contact me at besel@att.net for update on on-going research.
Ronald R. Besel, PhD
Dr David Haines

Warsaw, IN

#9 Jan 25, 2011
Thank you for getting this information out. I'm a barbershopper and we really enjoy taking our quartet to Alzheimer's Units because of the boost they seem to get.

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