Singing boosts brain activity in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists say
by Adam Withnall
"A US study has shown that singing in group music sessions significantly improves the cognitive abilities of moderate to severe dementia sufferers...
"Before and after the musical treatment period, the patients took tests measuring their cognitive ability and life satisfaction. Researchers found that while the singing and listening groups rated similarly at the start of the study, four months later the singers “scored significantly better than the listeners” in both tests.
“These data show that participation in an active singing program for an extended period of time can improve cognition in patients with moderate to severe dementia,” Ms Maguire said."
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