Therapy Reignites Memory through Music

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.

Therapy Reignites Memory through Music
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26 comments

Frances Darcy
Frances Darcy3 years ago

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

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

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Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Music is our best doctor

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Interesting. Thanks.

Dixie Seibel
Dixie Seibel4 years ago

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!

Sarah M.
Sarah M.4 years ago

Yay music! Thanks!

annie s.
annie statton4 years ago

Music heals an awful lot of things.

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado4 years ago

Thanks for the music.

Jennifer P.
Jennifer P.4 years ago

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!

Carmen S.
Carmen S.4 years ago

great news, thanks for sharing this