Music as therapy against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Music might turn out to be extremely beneficial to people suffering from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, a study suggests. Frank Russo, a cognitive scientist at Ryerson University in Toronto, is trying to determine whether there is an actual link between sound and the parts of the brain that control movement.

Apparently music helps Parkinson’s patients walk and people with Alzheimer’s remember, the brain being able to remember song lyrics long after it’s has lost the ability to recognize relatives or friends.

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