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How Music Improves the Memory of Dementia Patients


Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, treatment, music therapy, dementia patients, science, study, interesting, AlternativeMed )

Cal
- 864 days ago - theweek.com
Millions of elderly Americans suffer from Alzheimer's. And listening to tunes from their salad days could help them unearth old memories -- and make new ones



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NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Monday April 16, 2012, 3:59 pm
good news and no prescription drugs! thanks Cal.
 

Don Saunders (151)
Monday April 16, 2012, 4:07 pm
musical medications ,, awesome,
 

Andrea Tackett (187)
Monday April 16, 2012, 4:14 pm
It does work! Those working with Alzheimer's/Dementia patients have been using art & music to stimulate memory. Please try it if you have the opportunity!
God bless~
 

Dee C. (214)
Monday April 16, 2012, 4:22 pm
I watched this video last week..It was so sweet to see him come to life..Music is very healing..

Thanks Cal..
Noted
 

Dalia H. (1277)
Monday April 16, 2012, 4:26 pm
Noted with many Thanks my Beloved Cal. Thank You for sharing. Beautiful video.
I Love Music so much and this video shows how Music can be of Great help for many things!
HAVE A VERY BLESSED REST OF MONDAY EVERYBODY!!!
Much Love, Light, Gratitude
B.D♥
 

Aimee A. (177)
Monday April 16, 2012, 5:05 pm
Very informative article. Thanks for posting!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday April 16, 2012, 5:22 pm
music and animals rule my world!!!
 

Michela m. (3886)
Monday April 16, 2012, 6:39 pm
I ALWAYS SAY:
CAN YOU IMAGINE a WORLD
WITHOUT MUSIC
and
WITHOUT COLORS????????
 

Betsy Bee (1048)
Monday April 16, 2012, 6:41 pm
Very interesting, thanks, Cal.
 

JM A. (176)
Monday April 16, 2012, 7:42 pm
YES MUSIC PROVIDES WINDOWS INTO THE SOUL...
 

pam w. (191)
Monday April 16, 2012, 7:50 pm
Interesting, isn't it? Music and singing seem to be a basic part of our nature.

As a side note, did you know gorillas have been heard HUMMING?
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 12:48 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Laura P. (24)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 6:39 am
thank you cal. we were just visiting my father in law, who has alzheimers, this past weekend and noticed that he has taken to humming and making percussion sounds (as we call it). my husband and i just talked about perhaps getting him an ipod or radio to play the old band music he used to enjoy. this article confirms that we definitely should. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 6:42 am
There's quite a lot of work being done in this area. Singing the songs is even better, as singing is a very healthy activity.
 

Terry Gough (0)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 7:31 am
how all they need to do it put the corect level of hertz into the music to stimulate the cells in the part of the brain it coresponds to and they will be able to cure it !
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 9:46 am
So many of our memories are stored away in files tagged with a tune or even scent. That's why it becomes increasingly more difficult to open them as we get older. Too much of the world has changed around us to trigger the retrieval of these memories. Often, something will unexpectedly pop into our heads simply from hearing music.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 10:18 am
sounds good to me! thanks cal
 

Judy C. (106)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 1:53 pm
I self-medicate with music daily! It is remarkable to see the effect of music on this gentleman in the video. Fantastic! Thanks Cal.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 4:27 pm
Yes, there should be more music in our lives. RE: Alz Disease. I am concerned about the young people playing soccer. I think they should either wear helmets or change the rules so that the head is not used in the game.
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 4:33 pm
thank you!
 

Gloria H. (88)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 12:33 pm
we learn nursery rhymes. Sing song pattern of speech. Bird songs, patterns of nature sounds, it brings order and sense into our world..what is safe, what is a predator. Non verbal communication on the most basic level.The rhymic sound of mother's heartbeat to the baby in the womb. Not sure how deaf people cope.
 

Judy Apelis (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 10:00 am
Very good.
 
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