Music as Medicine

For centuries, music has been known to calm people down and provide relief from stress and tension. Some studies worldwide have found that Music Therapy may be useful in helping patients with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes that Music can stir long-term memories. Some patients might respond well to rhythm-and-blues, or to instrumental hymns and spiritual songs. U2 and Beyonce will not work for some one over the age of 8- years old – for example.

This is an exciting addition towards bettering the lives of those living with Dementia and or Alzheimer’s decease.

Ref: http://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/music-as-a-tool-to-improve-communications-skills-in-alzheimers-patients/