Music Therapy can help with Alzheimer’s Disease
BY LOUISE BEVAN
Music plays an integral role in human cultural expression around the world. It has a unique power to move and motivate us, but according to researchers, “music therapy” might just be capable of even more than that.
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7. Music helps sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease
Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease often experience memory loss and confusion. Losing their capacity to sustain coherent interactions with the people around them can cause huge distress to both the patient and their loved ones.
However, Alzheimer’s advocacy site Being Patient cites research from the University of Lille in Paris, claiming that music can help patients to manage the disease and maybe even recover lost memories. Listening to music, they note, is therapeutic for the caregiver, too.