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Therapy Reignites Memory through Music

Therapy Reignites Memory through Music
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Three New Brunswick nursing homes are piloting a painless, drug-free way to reactivate the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurological conditions – iPods. Photo Credit: Andrew* via Flickr.

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1:00PM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

As Abba sings..."Thank you for the music"...

8:19PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

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5:14AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Music is our best doctor

7:27AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Interesting. Thanks.

4:56PM PDT on May 26, 2012

My Mom, age 91, still goes to the nearby nursing home and plays the piano for "the old people" there. Of course, most of them aren't as old as she is.
She's done this for years - always remembers everyone's favorite songs, which they love. Apparently,music is stored in different areas of the brain than other memories. Many residents no longer remember even family members, but remember music from their younger days. They often remember verses that we "younger folk" never even knew existed.
Music is truly a universal language which crosses cultures and time!

11:05PM PDT on May 25, 2012

Yay music! Thanks!

5:04PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Music heals an awful lot of things.

7:21AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thanks for the music.

2:56AM PDT on May 16, 2012

I definitely have specific memories with specific songs, and if that can help people with Alzheimers, I would gladly donate an old ipod to the cause!

8:42PM PDT on May 14, 2012

great news, thanks for sharing this

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