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Entries from November 27th, 2009

Can Music Improve your test scores?

November 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music and the Brain, Music and the Mind-Body, The Mozart Effect...why Mozart?

Tweet So many people ask me this and it’s a great questions! After all the info came out on the “Mozart Effect” people were getting really excited about improving their intelligence and their test scores with music! Here is what one of the scientific studies had to say about it: Improve your vocabulary with music! […]

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Mayo Clinic Now Recommending Music with Heart Surgery

November 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music and Surgery

Tweet   The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is one of the most highly esteemed medical facilities in the world. Imagine how thrilled I was to find that they strong recommend the use of healing music for patients having open heart surgery. Here is what they said: Patients scheduled for heart surgery at Mayo Clinic […]

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Research on Music with Surgery Pours In

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Surgery with Music

Tweet A new clinical study on the effects of music in the PACU (post-anesthesia care unit) has just come in from Sweden. The final result is that “These findings promote use of listening to music to establish a healing environment for patients in a postanaesthesia care unit.” Patients’ perception of music versus ordinary sound in […]

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More Info About Music and Alzheimer’s

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet A Key for Unlocking Memories Music Triggering Memories in Dementia Patients: With the help of some old familiar tunes, advanced-dementia patients at Beth Abraham Family of Health Services in New York are reconnecting with their memories and with each other in ways that may seem surprising for those with degenerative brain diseases. . But […]

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7 Tips for Using Music with Alzheimer’s Patients

November 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet For the past 20 years I have worked actively with elderly patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well. Let me tell you that the treatment and methods have really changed and improved during that time too. What brought me to this work was actually an assignment from my department chair and […]

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Brain can “close eyes” to allow you to listen more carefully to music

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and the Brain

Tweet Brain ‘closes eyes’ to hear music Our brains can turn down our ability to see to help them listen even harder to music and complex sounds, say experts. A US study of 20 non-musicians and 20 musical conductors found both groups diverted brain activity away from visual areas during listening tasks. Scans showed activity […]

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Sleep Apnea? Didgeridoo could help!

November 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Music Healing

Tweet Hold the presses! Here’s a new study about sleep apnea, something that affects so many people around the world! Cure for obstructive sleep apnea: didgeridoo? The didgeridoo has been used for over 1500 years in the Kakadu region of Australia’s Northern Territory. Apparently, it is now investigated as a treatment of obstructive sleep apnea […]

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New Research on Music Medicine with Hospitalized Children

November 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Music in the Hospital

Tweet Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]School-aged children’s experiences of postoperative music medicine on pain, distress, and anxiety. Nilsson S, Kokinsky E, Nilsson U, Sidenvall B, Enskär K. Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, The Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg. Aim: To test whether postoperative music listening […]

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