Alive Inside – how music therapy can help alzheimer patients

Posted: April 13, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Alive Inside (2014) PosterI recently watched a documentary “Alive Inside” that talks about how music can trigger a patient who suffers from loss of memory due to diseases such as Alzheimer. The film demonstrated how music therapy can help the patients to ease their suffering of isolation and helplessness.

It is mind-blowing to see these live examples of how personalized music works in one’s brain and the stimulating effects it has on the patients. Our healthcare system often time just prescribes medication to these patients and places them in nursing homes. It is saddening to see  these patients are often older, have no one to come visit and eventually shut down to live in their own world.

With the help of personalized music therapy, these patients can feel alive once again and it brings tears to my eyes to see how as simple as just listening to familiar music can restore a sense of self to those who suffer from these memory-loss diseases and are appreciated by the patients.

 

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