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    Music and the brain

    Some interesting research on how music affects the brain.

    https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/0...ic/119216.html



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    I always notice a difference in my mother when she sings, she's more lucid afterwards. Would recommend it.
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    I take my Mum to singing for the brain every Monday morning and just starting Tuesday morning as well both run by the alzheimers society. Mum doesn't always know who I am,couldn't tell you how old she is and cannot recall what she did the previous day,but she can sing a song through word perfect from memory.As the Lady who runs the session says my Mum comes alive when she is singing. It's wonderful to watch and never ceases to amaze me.

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    My other half has AZ and in the past hardly even expressed musical likes, just dislikes. Since diagnosis as well as a memory IPad of photos we have got her a mini iPod with about 30 tracks of music she has said she likes and, with earphones in place, enjoys listening during the times there are no programmes of preference on the TV.
    “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”

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    Mum used to get Dad to go to singing for the brain, she died 3years ago and he refuses to go with me. He does sing along with his music and the TV. It does make us laugh when he wears his headphones 'not to disturb us' and he's singing at the top of his voice.

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    I know I've posted these before but they might be of interest again in this context -

    http://www.playlistforlife.org.uk/#2946

    https://youtu.be/fyZQf0p73QM
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    "Mum comes alive when she is singing. It's wonderful to watch and never ceases to amaze me."

    John never sings at home even though he is quite happy but sings to beat the band when he is at daycentre or any of the Alzheimer groups. Other people enjoy his enthusiasm too.

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    Brilliant book https://www.amazon.com/Musicophilia-.../dp/1400033535

    A mix of case studies and story telling/factual advice . I found this book very helpful in explaining OH's sudden craving for music when previously he hated the radio to be on.

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