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Music could help patients with Alzheimer’s disease

May 2, 2018

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Alzheimer’s disease slowly destroys the memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. But music can help to activate regions of the brain spared by it. In a study it was found that music based treatment helps to alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia. Dementia patients are confronted by the world that is unfamiliar to them and causes disorientation and anxiety. But the music will tap into the salience network of the brain that is still relatively functioning. The researchers helped participants select songs and trained the patients how to use a portable media player loaded with the self-selected collection of music. The study found out that music activates the brain, causing whole regions to communicate.

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