Monday, February 18, 2019

Music Memory

I saw an interesting segment on the news last night. It discussed how music is very beneficial to Alzheimer's patients. In fact there are sections in the brain (the medial temporal lobe) which remains preserved from the damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease.  Also the functional mode network (FMN) which connects sections of the brain, works better and may be improved when listening to familiar music.  What music did your family member enjoy?  Burn the songs onto a CD, or MP3 player, print the lyrics and sing with your loved one!  It doesn't matter if you cannot carry a tune!  It will really help their brain, and will improve your mood as well!  Music and Memory

Repeated Exposure To Familiar Music Alters Functional Connectivity In Alzheimer's

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