Tag Archive: music

Nov 28

Magic of Music and Alzheimer’s Disease

Previously I’ve written about the magic of music and Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, in which I revealed how exposing patients to music from their past has been successful in reaching them in ways not attainable with conventional medical methods. It’s been shown that quality of life can improve significantly with the simple …

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Jun 14

How Music Heals Your Heart

The other day I was thinking about one of Elton John’s songs, “sad songs say so much.” Music has a unique power to move us, especially in matters of the heart. But what about the power of music to heal the heart—not when it comes to love but medicine. The idea that music heals is …

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Jan 05

Why All Children Need Music

The evidence appears perfectly clear: all children need music, and the benefits can last a lifetime. Scores of studies have sung the advantages of exposure to music for children, even before they can talk or walk. There is truly something magical about music. The findings of a new study from the University of Vermont College …

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Dec 08

Magic of Music and Memory and Dementia

Several years ago I had an opportunity to witness the magic of music and memory and dementia when I was a hospice volunteer. I worked with a client who was largely uncommunicative but who came alive when he heard classical music. So I got a cassette player and made sure he had a supply of …

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