Music and Alzheimer's

I am increasingly doing more music with people with Alzheimer's. I was actually doing this kind of stuff back in the 1980's, and the benefits were self-evident. However, as with most things, there has to be clinical evidence before such benefits are taken seriously. Music for Life have been developing their programmes for nearly fifteen years. There is a fascinating e-newsletter Neuromusic News to which one can subscribe (free). Some of the research undertaken about the Music for Life project highlights the element in this work I like the most: the sense of community, and the benefits for the carers and families as well as the people with Alzheimer's.

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Glad you followed it up. Been using it to pass the "evidence" in various schools etc. But the best evidence is still watching the participants response! Another gathering due??

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