“New Music-Therapy Research” from Dementia & Alzheimer’s Weekly
Amazing article & concept.
“What seems to happen is that a piece of familiar music serves as a soundtrack for a mental movie that starts playing in our head. It calls back memories of a particular person or place, and you might all of a sudden see that person’s face in your mind’s eye,” Janata said. “Now we can see the association between those two things — the music and the memories.”
“Providing patients with MP3 players and customized playlists,” he speculated, “could prove to be a quality-of-life improvement strategy that would be both effective and economical.”
Read the article here: New Music-Therapy Research | Dementia & Alzheimer’s Weekly.
Posted on January 13, 2011, in Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia, Dementia, Music, Music & Art and tagged Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's and Music, Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia, Alzheimers-disease, Dementia, Music, Music & Art, Music Therapy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.