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Music Triggers Memory

Have you ever heard a familiar song heard and felt a flood of memories pour into your mind as the song plays? This is something that many individuals experience on a regular basis. There has been much research that has been done to learn more about the impact of music on the brain, particularly including memory. The study has indicated particular neural action happens when you are listening to music in specific areas of the brain including creativity, movement, and emotions. It also presents another form of psychological treatment, particularly for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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How Does This Help?

The impacts of diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s can first be found in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls our memory. Late studies show that when you listen to music, the hippocampus reacts to the musical pulses. It can help patients review recollections that are connected with a specific melody or classification of music. This process helps people recall past memories as well as new ones. Listening to music can help a patient experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia retain information given to them, for example, when to take medication or when to eat.

Encore at Avalon Park offers Memory Care in Orlando and includes Music therapy for their residents that suffer from memory-related diseases. Some of the techniques used to help recall memory are outlined below.

Techniques include:

  • Listening to the patient’s favorite music from their past
  • If possible, dancing
  • Encouraging patients to play instruments if they have in the past
  • Using music when walking to improve balance
  • Playing familiar music at night to reduce behavior issues
  • Using dramatized facial expressions to convey emotions when listening to music’

If you believe you or a loved one can benefit from music memory therapy, or have questions about how music therapy could help you, give us a call at  407-871-6851 or fill out our Care Assessment form and a representative will be in contact with you soon.

About the author : Savanna Chrowstowski

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Director of Marketing

Article by:

Savanna Chrowstowski

Director of Marketing

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By Published On: September 13, 2016Categories: Uncategorized

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Music Triggers Memory

Have you ever heard a familiar song heard and felt a flood of memories pour into your mind as the song plays? This is something that many individuals experience on a regular basis. There has been much research that has been done to learn more about the impact of music on the brain, particularly including memory. The study has indicated particular neural action happens when you are listening to music in specific areas of the brain including creativity, movement, and emotions. It also presents another form of psychological treatment, particularly for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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How Does This Help?

The impacts of diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s can first be found in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls our memory. Late studies show that when you listen to music, the hippocampus reacts to the musical pulses. It can help patients review recollections that are connected with a specific melody or classification of music. This process helps people recall past memories as well as new ones. Listening to music can help a patient experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia retain information given to them, for example, when to take medication or when to eat.

Encore at Avalon Park offers Memory Care in Orlando and includes Music therapy for their residents that suffer from memory-related diseases. Some of the techniques used to help recall memory are outlined below.

Techniques include:

  • Listening to the patient’s favorite music from their past
  • If possible, dancing
  • Encouraging patients to play instruments if they have in the past
  • Using music when walking to improve balance
  • Playing familiar music at night to reduce behavior issues
  • Using dramatized facial expressions to convey emotions when listening to music’

If you believe you or a loved one can benefit from music memory therapy, or have questions about how music therapy could help you, give us a call at  407-871-6851 or fill out our Care Assessment form and a representative will be in contact with you soon.

Article by:

Savanna Chrowstowski

Director of Marketing

headshot of Savanna Chrowstowski