Music Makes Memories Matter
Music Makes Memories Matter
Enhances autobiographical recall
Music Enhances Autobiographical Memory in Mild Alzheimer's Disease
Investigating the Enhancing Effect of Music on Autobiographical Memory in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease
--> Effects of music on autobiographical verbal narration in Alzheimer's disease (2013)
--> Improvement of the autobiographic memory recovery by means of sad music in AD Type dementia (2011)
The Effects of Music Therapy Intervention on Agitation Behaviors of Alzheimer's Disease Patients
--> Managing agitated behaviour in people with Alzheimer's disease: the role of live music (2011)
The short-term effects of music therapy on different types of agitation in adults with Alzheimer's
Facilitates implicit memory recall
Implicit and Explicit Emotional Memory for Melodies in Alzheimer's Disease and Depression
Memory for Music in Alzheimer’s Disease: Unforgettable?
Stimulates responsive social interaction while reducing loneliness and depression
--> The role of singing familiar songs in encouraging among people with middle to late stage Alzheimer's disease (2014)
Music therapy as group singing improves Geriatric Depression Scale score and loneliness in institutionalized geriatric adults with mild depression: A randomized controlled study
Heightens arousal, improves memory
Music as a memory enhancer in patients with Alzheimer's disease
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Point: Enhances autobiographical memory recall
Sad music = memory evolutionary adaptive to anticipate the future; avoid/recognize events that evoke psychological/emotional distress/sadness, etc
What is autobiographical memory? How is it affected in Alzheimer's disease? How does music alleviate this? Why is it important to do so?
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Suggests convincing evidence for more pragmatic approaches in the clinical and healthcare settings
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Point: Reduces agitation
What is considered agitated behaviour? Why do people affected by AD display agitated behaviour? How does music help to alleviate this? Why is it important to do so?
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Point: Stimulates responsive participation
What does responsive participation look like? How is it affected in Alzheimer's disease? How does music promote this behaviour? Why is it important to do so?
Hook: Unlike most information stored in the brain, music remains a powerful feature that exits even in the brains of those affected by neurological diseases. Recent studies indicated that music cognition is one of the last features to deteriorate in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Brain: A Journal of Neurology
Music as procedural vs episodic memory:
Thesis: Music has the power to alleviate maladaptive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (Comment). It reduces agitation, enhances autobiographical memory recall, and stimulates responsive participation (Topic).
What is Alzheimer's disease? Who is affected by it? What are the PNB implications? How is music related to it? How does music help Alzheimer's disease intervention?