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People suffering from Alzheimer’s suffer from progressive memory loss. The person forgets one’s near and dear ones, codes of appropriate behaviour, one’s experiences, and the ability to recognize and recall. Surprisingly then, these patients retain memories of music. The writer discusses in short the techniques used to find why even patients suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease can sing/recall or enjoy music that they had heard long time ago and how such a discovery could help bring some joy to these people.

http://blog.oup.com/2015/07/alzheimers-disease-musical-memory-neurology/

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