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Alzheimer's Disease and Music

The Power of Music on Alzheimer's Disease

From the 'Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinsonism':

"...it is evident that no pharmacological treatment can delay or halt the progression of the disease, and in too many cases, even symptomatic drugs have only limited efficacy. Conclusively, alternative approaches have been proposed and several non-pharmacological approaches have been developing, consisting in the regularly use of various cognitively stimulating leisure activities to help the cognitive and emotional capacity of the patients. One such potential leisure activity is music."

Read the full article here:

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/the-power-of-music-on-alzheimer-s-disease-and-the-need-tounderstand-the-underlying-molecular-mechanisms-2161-0460-1000196.pdf

Music and Mental Health

There has been a wealth of research carried out which demonstrates the therapeutic benefits of music, including singing, in relation to managing a range of mental health conditions.

The article below, from Mental Health Today, looks at some of the ways in which music can have a positive impact on our mental health.

Music in affective and neurological disorders | MHT (mentalhealthtoday.co.uk)

Singing For Lung Health

Research has shown that singing is good for our general health and wellbeing and that it is especially good for people living with long-term lung conditions. The British Lung Foundation runs the Singing For Lung Health programme which focusses on the role singing can play in helping people with lung conditions to improve control over their breathing.

You can find out more at:

Singing for lung health | British Lung Foundation (blf.org.uk)

Vocal Care

The British Voice Association provides a range of free voice care literature covering issues including upper respiratory tract infections, nodules, cysts, reflux, cysts and paralysed vocal cords. They also have some general information about maintaining a healthy voice.

You can view and download their literature at:

BRITISH VOICE ASSOCIATION : FREE VOICECARE LITERATURE

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