Music Prompts Memory in Alzheimer Patients

Therapists and doctors who treat Alzheimer’s are now using music not only to soothe and entertain their patients but to restore some cognitive function. For decades it’s been recognized that Alzheimer’s patients can still remember and sing songs long after they’ve stopped recognizing names and faces. Now it’s thought that those tunes can provide a pathway back to memories otherwise lost. One claims intensive music therapy can lead to an increase of 50% on cognitive-function tests.

Via Newser