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Alzheimer’s disease and the impact of music therapy a systematic literature review

@article{Guess2017AlzheimersDA,
  title={Alzheimer’s disease and the impact of music therapy a systematic literature review},
  author={H A Guess},
  journal={Undergraduate Research Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={2}
}
  • H. Guess
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Undergraduate Research Journal
Currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has become the most prevalent form of dementia, a term commonly associated with memory loss and other progressive cognitive deficits that compromise patients’ lives. What may begin as a mindlessly misplaced object or momentary inability to recall newly learned information will eventually advance to a loss of personal identity, forgotten loved ones, and utter misperception of reality. Although a… 

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