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Stories by Duncan Van Horn

Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer's Patients

Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer's, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition. Two new studies find that familiar music also improves cognitive symptoms in the disease.

July 1, 2014 — Duncan Van Horn