Monday, April 4, 2022

Piano lessons In Older Individuals Could "hold off" dementia


  • Scientists found advantages of piano lessons for older individuals 
  • The people in the study played for 30 minutes a day and took a one hour lesson once a week
  • Participants took lessons and practiced for 6 months
  • Learning music later in life has benefits - but you have to be committed to it 
  • The White Matter in the brain did not shrink in the people who played the piano
  • The White Matter in the brain shrunk a bit in the people who did not play!
Even though grandma was very confused she still remembered some of her lessons from childhood. It made her happy to play.



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 Frontiers In Aging Neuroscience Front. Aging Neurosci., 15 February 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2022.817889

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