Check out how music helps the brain…
“Three studies published this month explore how the brain responds to music. The quest to dissect exactly what chemical processes occur when we put our headphones on is far from over, but scientists have come across some clues.”
“Evidence is in — music activates every known part of the brain. (2)
Just as it’s never too early to start, it’s also never too late to benefit from music either.
Seniors who play an instrument, sing or dance reap physical, psychological and social benefits from music.
Music protects against memory problems and cognitive decline even more so than other leisure activities. (53)
Seniors with musical backgrounds score higher on cognitive tests and show greater mental flexibility than their non-musical counterparts. (54)
Listening to music has been shown to significantly improve working memory in older adults. (55)”
“If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.” Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.”