From Melody to Memory
How Music Can be the Key
There always is a connection often found within generations. A soft piece that flows through each soul that makes everyone connect one way or another to each other. Music connects everyone willing to listen to it’s harmonious beat. Luckily for Alzheimer’s patients, music has been proven to stimulate the mind.
By listening to your favorites songs, you are more likely to remember names and faces of those around you. Music has a repetitive nature that often follow the same pattern. While we may not notice the pattern of our favorite Frank Sinatra song, the melody stays within the mind and it easier for patient to recall.
Music also has certain association that come with every song. A patient’s wedding song may allow them to remember a spouse, or perhaps the song that was playing while they sent their child to school for the first time. Music can be easily paired with another memory, so when a specific song plays, the memory comes to light.
Here are some songs that the age groups might recognize!