The songs they can’t forget

The New York Times’ health blog, “The New Old Age,” carries an extraordinary post about the power, and persistence, of music. More music therapists are using music in treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients because music is so ingrained in the mind. According to the blog:

Music memory is preserved better than verbal memory…. because music, unlike language, is not seated in a specific area of the brain but processed across many parts. “You can’t rub out music unless the brain is completely gone.”

Fantastic reading, and another testament to the power of music – and why it’s so effective.


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