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Familiar music may ease dementia symptoms

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Enjoying familiar music may help ease the symptoms of depression associated with memory loss.

A study in France found that cooking and listening to old, familiar music like the Beatles relieved anxiety, irritability and other psychological symptoms in people with moderate to severe dementia.

Experts say this is important for family members to know. So, if a loved one is showing signs of memory loss, you might bring back the Beatles, or other music they've enjoyed helping reduce the frustration or depression.

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