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Tunes Could Bring Back Memories Lost to Alzheimer's

Listening to Music

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  • Exposure to music may help people with Alzheimer’s disease to overcome neurolinguistic limitations, such as including more meaningful words and complex grammar when recalling memories
  • Intellectual enrichment is also protective against cognitive impairment, and doing cognitive activities, such as crafts, reading, and social engagements, at least three times a week was described as “highly protective”
  • Those in the 75th percentile of “lifetime intellectual enrichment” delayed onset of cognitive impairment by more than eight years compared to those in the 25 percentile
  • Engaging in "purposeful and meaningful activities" stimulates your neurological system, counters the effects of stress-related diseases, reduces the risk of dementia, and enhances health and well-being
  • Your lifestyle plays a significant role in contributing to cognitive decline, which is why exposure to toxins, chemicals, poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, and much more, can significantly hinder the functioning of your brain

By Dr. Mercola

An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. Currently, someone in the US develops Alzheimer's every 67 seconds, but this is expected to increase to every 33 seconds by mid-century.


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