Why Music Matters for Alzheimer's Patients
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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#1 Mar 4, 2009
Cool now we need a cure
#2 Mar 4, 2009
Interesting -- hopefully it will result in treatment some day.
#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.
#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!
#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!
#6 Aug 20, 2010
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.
College of the Sequoias
#7 Dec 8, 2010
#8 Dec 20, 2010
Contact me at [email protected] for update on on-going research.
Ronald R. Besel, PhD
#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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