Reaching Alzheimer’s Through Music
“I have witnessed the beneficial power of music for those with Alzheimer’s disease. People in my classes who are virtually speechless and confused begin to sing, hum and sometimes dance once they are stimulated by music. The benefits of music and singing, such as mood improvement and calmer behavior, often persist for hours after the music has stopped…I have always known that music can open hearts. Through my teaching experience, reinforced by recent research, I have seen how it can also open minds.”
~ Barbara Jacobs, M.S.
Read the article here: Reaching Alzheimer’s Through Music | Dementia & Alzheimer’s Weekly.
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Posted on January 13, 2011, in Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia, Dad, Dementia, Health, Music, Music & Art, Neurological Disorders and tagged Alzheimer's & Dementia, Alzheimer's and Music, Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia, Alzheimers-disease, Art & Elders, Conditions & Diseases, Dad, Dementia, Glen Campbell, Health, Music, Music & Art, Music Therapy, Neurological disorder, Neurological Disorders, Research, Singing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.