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THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC

MORE ABOUT THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC, PART II

Actually, music can be considered a better “medicine” than “treatment” because it has only positive side effects and it is enjoyable. It has been shown that music can help organize the brain, especially to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. After a few minutes of music, there are usually observable effects like foot tapping, clapping and singing. The positive results include increased socialization, reduced agitation and elevated mood. This is attributed to the stimulation received by the brain during music therapy, which is a sort of “cognitive workout” that often inspires physical movement. As traditional forms of communication are compromised, music provides an alternative mean of connection between caregiver and patient, thereby helping to normalize interaction. When music is used therapeutically, …

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