Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

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In this video from Lakeview Ranch Inc. shared in February 2011, we learn a little about an innovative scheme to use music as therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Host Julie Anderson, explains how the residents of Lakeview Ranch in Minnesota respond to the musicians who come to visit. Music therapy is not considered entertainment, but as a forward-thinking treatment that helps Alzheimer’s disease patients to dig deep into their memories and exercise their brains. The music therapy also acts as a calming therapy, helping patients to relax and calm any agitation they might be experiencing due to their frustrations with the disease.

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