Music Helping Senior Citizen Slow Down Onset of Dementia

"Music Instructor Michelle Barnard is teaching her students how to play the organ one note at a time.  The therapy helps seniors to develop their hand-eye coordination as they look at a note and place their hand on the key that plays that note.  81-year-old, Linda Empty said, “This training of the hand and the mind, the right and the left side of the brain, has been a real boon to my mental acuity.”  The music therapy also provides a sense of community to participants, decreasing depression and loneliness."
KSL.com, February 23, 2009
 
Written By: Ed Yeates