Classical Music & Medicine

Music & Medicine

Can music be the catalyst for a better life as we age? Can it be the means of restoration for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia?

 

Pass The Medicine

Research from several organizations*  throughout the U.S. and Canada prove the therapeutic benefits of personalized music upon 171px-medicine_aryballos_louvre_ca1989-2183thousands of individuals. Apart from dementia,  persons  also struggling with other chronic and physical impairments showed significant improvements in their condition.

Results also showed more social and societal connections with family and friends, as well as better moods and behavioral changes.

The study is in no way advocating that all dementia patients dispense with their medications and listen to classical  music instead. Indeed, any changes in lifestyle or medication should only be done under the supervision of a health care professional.

However, the good news is that there is now an alternative for persons struggling to escape the isolation of dementia, apart from reliance on medication.

So even if classical music is not your cup of tea, other forms of personalized music have shown beneficial results. These musical favorites tap deep into past memories influencing emotion and behavior.  This evokes feelings of  –  not only  the person they used to be  – but who they still are  deep down inside. ieatbrainz

So let’s pass the medicine, spread the music.

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      * One such organization is Music & Memory Certified Care,

New York City, N.Y.

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