Music May Help Reverse Pre-Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

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A recent study has found that listening to music or meditating for 12 minutes each day may help to reverse memory loss in people who have subjective cognitive decline (SCD), a condition that may lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sixty people were asked to participate in a Kirtan Kriya (or KK), a beginner meditation program, or a music listening program that consisting of 12 minutes per day for three months, followed by a further three months of participating in the program when they wanted to.

After the first three months, both groups showed a significant improvement in cognitive and memory performance, by six months the improvements were either maintained or enhanced. The areas where they showed improvement were areas typically associated with the onset of dementia. Read more about this study here. 

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