Tag Archives: Music and Memory

Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music and Dementia***

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          One of the most important ongoing developments in medicine has been the integration of the arts into medical practice. Music has an especially important role to play in this phenomenon. Today’s post from The Guardian reports on the use of music in working with patients with dementia, their families, and their caregivers.

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Source: Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

 

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WATCH: Ben Folds and a surgeon talk about music’s effect on the brain

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Your Brain***

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          Music has a powerful impact on our brains; it is a force in our development from our earliest years. Today’s post is a wonderful video and essay that will allow you to see, hear, and be amazed by what music does for us. Many thanks to STAT for sharing this!

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Source: WATCH: Ben Folds and a surgeon talk about music’s effect on the brain

 

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5 Ways Music Therapy Is Used To Improve Mental Health

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***Arts in Health Series: Music &Mental Health***

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          Music has the power to soothe and heal; it is becoming an important part of treatment for both physical and mental problems. Today’s post from The Harmony Resource is an easy introduction to the world of music therapy and the good it can do.

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Source: 5 Ways Music Therapy Is Used To Improve Mental Health

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The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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***The Arts & Health Series: Aging with Music***

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          Music is good for us at any age; it is particularly important when we are growing older. Learning to play an instrument when we are older may require more patience, but the rewards are worth the effort. Today’s post is a revealing article from the Wall Street Journal–not exactly the bastion of reporting on music.

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Source: The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian

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***Music and the Brain Series: Smithsonian Report***

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          We all experience the powerful impact of music on not just our brain but our entire system. Today’s post is a fascinating article from Smithsonian’s Smart News shines the spotlight on those “frissons” or chills that we get from some music. Enjoy!

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Source: What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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***The Power of Music Series: Music Heals After Trauma***

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               Musicians without Borders is based in Amsterdam and has been working since 19999 with communities and especially children to help them recover from the traumatic stress of war, displacement, and natural disasters.They work over the longer term not only to provide music for healing but also to train local community music leaders to continue the work. Explore their website to learn more about this important work. They are a “Beacon of Hope” organization.

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Source: Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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Sleep better and replace painkillers with the medicinal power of music | WIRED UK

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Research Advances***

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          Across the world more and more physicians and other medical professionals are coming to understand the immense possibilities for healing of music. Wired Health tells the story of how music as medicine is helping people with sleep issues and introduces the Sync Project as a new venture in research on the power of music.

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Source: Sleep better and replace painkillers with the medicinal power of music | WIRED UK

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Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Science Looks at Why It Works***

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          Music has a powerful influence on our lives in many ways, not the least being its healing power. In today’s post the Scientist Magazine looks at three basic principles of neuroplasticity of the brain to understand why music therapy works in treating various types of disease.  The article is well worth reading and sharing.

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Source: Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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The Neuroscience of Singing

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***Music and Health Series: Why Singing Is Good for You***

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          Music is one of the best natural medicines; singing is a form of music open to all of us. We sing in the shower; we sing in the choir, in choruses, along with the music we are playing. Today’s post offers insight into why singing is so good for us from the perspective of science. UPLIFT brings together in an enlightening essay some of the important ways in which singing can improve our health.

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“Singing has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and strengthen human connection. Science can now tell us why.”

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Richard Restak: Mozart’s Memorization of Miserere

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***Personal Development Series: Improving Memory***

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            We always seem to be looking for ways to improve our memory; we fear losing the power of memory. Today’s post is a special weekend read on ways to develop memory with reflections on Mozart, music, and the beauties of chess. The featured images are from the wonderful Story People by Brian Andreas.

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“Richard Restak explains how Mozart Memorized Miserere and offers an exercise that utilizes visual chess to prime your frontal lobes and improve your memory.”

Source: Richard Restak: Mozart’s Memorization of Miserere

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