Melodic Alleviation: Disrupting Alzheimer's Through Song

Crain, Caleb (2013) Melodic Alleviation: Disrupting Alzheimer's Through Song. [Abstract]

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Abstract

The current presentation reviews studies of music as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Damage to the brain caused by AD and the loss of memory through that damage are discussed. Music has shown to evoke autobiographical memories in patients with AD, and a review of these studies sheds light on underused treatments and how they can be applied. Everyday life for these patients can also be enhanced through the use of music, which may even lead to the retention of new information for a short period of time. Implications of these findings are discussed as well as new directions for the future of those with AD.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 8th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Brain -- Diseases, Music therapy, memory loss, information retention
Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Music
NBS Symposium
Interdisciplinary > Pre-Health
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Psychology
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Public Health
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 13:27
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 13:27
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/225


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