Songs to Remember

Music has a way of breaking barriers of memory. Alzheimer’s Chorus uses that to bridge patients and caregivers into the same place, if even just for the present moment. The patient’s “…ability to sing offsets the frustration [they feel] about other things that challenge [them].” Research shows that “people who struggle to remember a family member’s name can recall complicated song lyrics at length.” What a breath of relief that can bring!

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