Aug 19, 2015

Music Lights Up the Brain

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I just finished reading an interesting article - The Person Who Will Live to Be 150 is Alive Today – Could He Be You?

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And, here I thought I was only going to live to be 120 years old.

In the article Roger Landry writes:
"If we challenge our brains by learning new things, we develop new neural pathways for better memory and a decreased risk for dementia.  
Anything you can do to challenge your brain is a good thing.  
However, music – specifically – lights up all areas of our brains at once and has been likened to a full-body workout. It fosters creativity, enhanced reasoning, greater motor skills and better memory."

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The article has me to thinking about how music light up the brains a people afflicted with Alzheimer's and dementia. It really is fascinating.

Music is good for all of us - clearly. So lets start listening to more music and singing away.

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