How singing unlocks the brain

Eskimo dancing would be very helpful, with or without dementia (e.g., strong rhythm, exercise, etc.). Many older people were not allowed to learn this as children and have asked to have it included at the senior center.

By Jane Elliott BBC News Health reporter, read here

Singing is thought to help the brain re-learn communication skills

As Bill Bundock’s Alzheimer’s progressed he became more and more locked into his own world.
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Jean said Bill lost his motivation, and his desire and ability to hold conversations, but all this changed when the couple started attending a local sing-song group, aimed especially for people with dementia.

Jean said Singing for the Brain had unlocked Bill’s communication block.

Personality change

“The first time we went to Singing for the Brain he did not join in. On the second session he was starting to join in and by the third he was thoroughly taking part.”
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