Alzheimer’s Disease and The Transformational Power of Music Family
By Pamela D Wilson CSA, CG, MS, BS/BA
While Alzheimer’s disease steals memories from once healthy individuals, one memory that remains is the memory of music. According to an article by D. Aldridge, “While language deterioration is a feature of cognitive deficits, musical abilities appear to be preserved.”1
If you doubt the potential of the power of music to transform the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, watch a clip from the movie Alive Inside that documents amazing improvements in previously non-responsive individuals. While many individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are perceived to have behavioral problems, how might music offer a solution? In the movie trailer, Henry is reawakened by listening to his favorite songs by Cab Calloway.Subscribers Sign In Here to Read the ArticleReturn to Memory Loss Category Page Return to All Category Page
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