Music : Music And Mindfulness

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Music and Mindfulness Music is vitally important to humans, and has played a role in society since the beginning of time. From the way that the wind whistles, or birds chirp, to the many new different types of music that exist in modern society. Music has a great impact on people’s minds and can impact the way they interact with one another. Mindfulness can be characterized as the state or quality of being aware of your surroundings. Music can help bring about vast mood changes and help people express their different emotions. Music therapy is defined as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an …show more content…

The benefits that music has had on depressed patients far outweigh any consequences, if in fact there are any ramifications. The mind is the most powerful organ in the body and the mind can utilize music to help with memory loss. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. As we age, so does are brain. Essentially ever persons’ brain starts to shrink after the age of 60, but people with Alzheimer’s experience brain shrinkage at a far greater rate. Some people experience as much as 2.5 percent shrinkage per year. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks, and can lead to complete loss of all memories. In the US alone there is an estimated 5.5 million people who suffer from this grave disease. Out of the total, 5.3 million of the total people who have Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65 leaving a mere 200,000 people who are unfortunate enough to get the disease before they are 65. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, and researchers are still unclear as to what causes it. As we watched the video from my presentation, the impact music has on these patients speaks for itself. Most of the patients are completely shut down physically and emotionally. They look helpless and like they want to just give up; however, the second the headphones go on, and the patients starts listening to

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