Music For Alzheimer's Disease
Music is very beneficial for alzheimer patients. One study played big band music to alzheimer patients,each
day, for six months. The patients were more alert,happy,and cooperative with
staff . Classical or favorite music decreases disruptive language .
However,music that is customized for each patient shows better results than
generalized music .Music also seems to reduce the use of tranquilizers and
hypnotics by alzheimer patients.
Music has other
beneficial effects. When alzheimer patients listen to relaxing music, the
activity of their immune system increases. Natural killer cells, which degrade
viruses, increase substantially in the bloodstream of patients who listen to
music . Music also seems to increase levels of melatonin in the blood of
patients . Melatonin is an important hormone that regulates sleep and body