Singing helps people with dementia

At AlzBetter, we are huge believers that music is a powerful tool for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our Music For Memory program has been giving away free ipods to those suffering from dementia for several years for this very reason. Now more proof is coming in.

A recent research study found that those suffering from moderate to severe dementia did particularly well singing show tunes from movies and musicals such as ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Oklahoma!’ in group settings and had a marked improvement in their remembering skills versus those who simply listened during the sing-alongs.

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