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Music, Memory and Alzheimers

It should come as no surprise to anyone that recent research confirms that playing music--which lights up so many different areas of our brain--is a potent force in combatting mental decline as we age. Here's the lay article: https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/this-very-enjoyable-habit-can-lower-your-dementia-risk-for-years-to-come, and here's the research: https://agsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.17208. Play on Macduff.

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Wooden structures that predate our species!

In chapter 10, we talk about the New Stone Age, and the first human settlements 10,000 years ago. Now new research has uncovered wooden structures carved out by humans almost 500,000 years ago--before

Music Therapy and Memory

Here's an interesting article that describes the many ways in which music therapy is used to treat patients with dementia: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-music-therapy-helps-people-with-de

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