Music reaches us in a way that other things do not. It accesses our emotions, involves our minds – it literarily moves us, even if you can’t keep a beat…your brain CAN!
Chronic Diseases can disrupt the brains normal rhythms, surprisingly the symptoms of Parkinson’s are greatly reduced when patients respond to the external rhythms of music and dance. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/06/17/322915700/your-brains-got-rhythm-and-syncs-when-you-think
Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer’s disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease.
According to Science Daily, a new review found that listening to music could decrease blood pressure, heart rate and levels of anxiety in heart patients. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090409104303.htm
Music therapy increases effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151223221648.htm
Music can act as a mood regulator, thus enhancing the person who feels alone. https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/97167/GLORIABESHA.pdf;sequence=1
Caring for an older adult is stressful. Finding ways to cope and manage stress improves your overall health and keeps you from burning out. Take it from the legendary singer Johnny Cash – ” A jumpy rhythm makes you feel so fine…It’ll shake all the troubles from your worried mind- GET RHYTHM”
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