Music and the Brain

The idea that music can heal what ails us is perhaps as old as recorded history. And music-based therapies show great promise for treating symptoms of devastating disorders of aging such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias, as well as for improving function during normal aging. But for music therapy to fulfill its potential, these interventions must become more rigorous. Through its Music and the Brain program the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is working to create a research roadmap for establishing more effective music-based interventions to combat disease and increase quality of life for millions of individuals suffering from neurological disorders and other conditions of aging.TEST

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