Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Healing Power of Music

Music therapists who work in nursing homes across the country are finding that listening to favorite music through headphones improves the mood and increases cognitive skills for Alzheimer’s patients.  The need for medications is reduced.  Not infrequently, patients who not spoken for a long time begin to speak again and recognize family members.  It is predicted that one out of every 8 baby boomers will get Alzheimer’s disease.  So begin the music habit now.

 See AARP Bulletin, July-August, 2015, p. 30-31.

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