Researchers find music to be therapeutic for Alzheimer's patients - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/13/10

Researchers find music to be therapeutic for Alzheimer's patients

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Music may be key to helping Alzheimer's disease patients remember new information.

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine say Alzheimer's patients were better able to recall something they heard when there was music playing. The same test on healthy adults without dementia did nothing for their ability to remember things, but in Alzheimer's patients, music appeared soothing and helpful.

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