Alzheimer’s Disease and The Transformational Power of Music

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.

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