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Music and Alzheimer's: Can It Help?

Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Research suggests that listening to or singing music can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer's disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease. For example, music can: […]

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Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's: How to Get Quality Care for Someone You Love With the Disease

Someone you love and care about just received an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis—now what? The next steps can be emotional and overwhelming, especially if you’re unfamiliar with what caring for someone with Alzheimer’s involves exactly. There’s also no single, foolproof guide to Alzheimer’s care, given that the disease presents and shifts differently depending on the person. […]

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Alzheimer's: Drugs Help Manage Symptoms

Learning you have Alzheimer's disease can be devastating. Working with your health care team can help you find the best strategies to manage your symptoms and prolong your independence. Alzheimer's drugs might be one strategy to help you temporarily manage memory loss, thinking and reasoning problems, and day-to-day function. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's drugs don't work for […]