Monday , December 18 2017

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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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MUSIC REALLY HAVE A HEALING POWER

DOES MUSIC REALLY HAVE A HEALING POWER?

New research is expanding and confirming the idea that music can improve the mood of people with neurological diseases and can reduce the need for antipsychotic drugs as well as boost cognitive skills. Music therapists who work with Alzheimer’s patients say: after months or even years of not talking at all, they start talking again, seem more engaged by their surroundings and become more social. Some begin to remember who they are and remember names long forgotten or even do what Alzheimer’s patients often cannot do. Many neurologists agree that music can be considered a medicine for Alzheimer’s patients; music is a necessity to them not luxury. It can have a strong healing power to restore them to themselves and …

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