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Scientists are just on the frontier of learning the powerful impact of music on the brain. Our goal is to learn more about how music therapy helps Alzheimer’s patients.As we all know from hearing that song associated with a first love or leaving home for good, music is profoundly linked to personal memories. In fact, […]

As a clinical social worker…

As a clinical social worker, I  have observed the use of music at the end of life as a powerful tool that helps to soothe the soul.   Music is known to reduce the symptoms of pain and anxiety and help to alleviate the feelings of isolation.  Music is a means of connecting one with their […]

Alzheimer’s patients and MP3 Music Players

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in the later stages, frequently suffer from anxiety attacks, hallucinations, and depression.   My wife suffers from the disease and began having many occurrences of those symptoms over a year ago.  It is a terrible situation for the patient and the family.  At family gatherings we had all noticed she seemed […]

How The Sound Of Music can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s: Singing songs from hit musicals ‘restores memories’


Singing songs from hit musicals can boost the brain function of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, new research claims. Researchers found regular group singing sessions including classic numbers from the likes of The Sound Of Music helped residents at a U.S. care home improve mental performance. The most striking effect was seen in people suffering […]

Alive Inside: Oklahoma Premiere

Oklahoma Premiere Well, friends, it’s finally HERE!  The movie that was the inspiration for using music to recover memories in Alzheimer’s and dementia patientswill be screened in Oklahoma City.  It was so exciting to watch the trailer!    Saturday June 14, 2014   2:30pm – 3:45pm      Sunday, June 15, 2014   1:30-2:45 Access Midstream Theater at Harkins (150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK […]