Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

09 Nov

Studies have shown that listening to familiar music can significantly improve mood and alertness, reduce agitation, and can help with a number of behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even in the late-stages of Alzheimer’s a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood.

Top 10s for Memory

Even though individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments may not recall the name of a particular song or why they know it, they convey a sense of “knowing” through their responses of increased attention, positive affect and reduced agitation. Here’s a list of the top 10 songs of different genres and era’s:

Free guide to creating a personalized playlist:

Additional link from the Alzheimer’s Foundation on the benefits of music and memory

Music Therapist in Utah:

Utah Association of Recreation Therapy



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