Music as a memory enhancer in patients with Alzheimer's disease

  title={Music as a memory enhancer in patients with Alzheimer's disease},
  author={Nicholas R. Simmons-Stern and A. Budson and B. Ally},
  • Nicholas R. Simmons-Stern, A. Budson, B. Ally
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Musical mnemonics have a long and diverse history of popular use. In addition, music processing in general is often considered spared by the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Research examining these two phenomena is limited, and no work to our knowledge has explored the effectiveness of musical mnemonics in AD. The present study sought to investigate the effect of music at encoding on the subsequent recognition of associated verbal information. Lyrics of unfamiliar… CONTINUE READING
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