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Study:  Music Helps the Elderly Remember – So Crank Up 98.3 WCCQ
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Professor of music Psyche Loui noticed that dementia patients would suddenly sing along, once they heard a song they recognized.  Based on this experience, she conducted a study of adults, aged 59 to 89, to see how music impacts memory.

What her team found was shocking:  Music activated reward and auditory areas of the brain.

This can help patients with dementia, who tend to lose connectivity in the reward centers of their brains.

We’re trying to design these new therapies to take advantage of the rhythmic properties of music and the rhythmic properties of the brain,” Loui said.

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