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Music And Dance Has Positive Effect On Older Adults With Dementia

A pilot study at University of Otago has demonstrated the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia, who are stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile. Researchers used familiar, reminiscent music and the natural gestures of a group of 22 participants to create an original series of dance exercises. Lead author […]

Brains Work In Sync During Music Therapy

The brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a study from researchers at Anglia Ruskin University has demonstrated. The finding could improve future interactions between patients and therapists. This is the first music therapy study to use a procedure called hyperscanning, which records activity in two brains at the […]