Music aids Alzheimer’s patients remember new information

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are better able to remember new verbal information when it is provided in the context of music even when compared to healthy, older adults.

The findings, which currently appear on-line in Neuropsychologia, offer possible applications in treating and caring for patients with AD. AD, the most common form of dementia, is characterized by a general, progressive decline in cognitive function that typically presents first as impaired episodic memory. The onset and rate of this decline tends to vary across cognitive domains, and some functions may be preferentially spared in patients with AD.

via Music aids Alzheimer’s patients in remembering new information | e! Science News.

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