Music is a Miracle Medicine

20150716_144716_resizedHi this is Anthony Diaz. I know we keep talking about music however, our clients really do love it when the music director comes in with a handful of ukuleles and teaches them songs to either play or sing.

Music is a miracle medicine for people with memory problems. It is a prescription for positive mood and a cognitive workout of sorts. Studies have shown that after a 20 minute music session, the effects of it can last for several hours afterward. What exercise can do for the body music can do for the brain.

Music can also help the heart by reducing stress. Music is being recognized as alternative and complementary treatments for a variety of ailments including, memory loss, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and other diseases.

Leslie Ford who helps them play music said, “Music triggers the area of the brain that releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of pleasure and these guys certainly feel pleasure when they discover they can play a chord or sing a song.”

Listening to music is important as well. It can help ease pain, and helps insomnia. People who listen to music in bed fall asleep much quicker and with less pain. Music is a great distracter from negative feelings and emotions, and even relieve symptoms. It stirs up our emotions and make us feel. It can certainly stimulate our imagination and take us away from pain and makes our body move.

Music at Rosa’s just makes our clients happy and alive and well. So for now, just keep on listening down the street who knows, you might hear the Rosa’s Chante Band playing.

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