Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Study: iPod helps persons with dementia

CBC News (New Brunswick) reported on research from the Atlantic Institute on Aging that is exploring "how using personalized music can help bring back memories and make emotional connections" (Para. 2). The article notes how three nursing homes in New Brunswick are piloting the usage of iPods as a "painless, drug-free way to reactivate the brains of people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurological conditions" (Para. 1). Researchers discovered that personalised music stimulates and reactivates the brain and can "be used to improve a wide range of neurological conditions, including dementia, depression, anxiety, strokes and Parkinson's" (Para. 4). Read more at:

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