Listening to music helps recovery of stroke patients by 'stimulating their brain'

In the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated how music therapy improved the lives of stroke patients at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge.
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I discovered Bach's organ music as a student, listening on the radio to BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong (that was the sort of student life I led).  I knew thefamous one but not the rest.  I liked the way the bass often plays the tune, but also that sometimes other parts of the register do.  I liked the patterns as the tune moved up and down the scale and the way that several patterns weave in and out of each other (all those are non-technical descriptions, of course!).  That love of Bach's organ music has continued and while working at home in these locked down times, I sometimes listen to ...
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Conclusions: Data suggest the service was feasible and helpful, particularly for patient mood, possibly improving engagement in rehabilitation. Research to determine generalizability in different stroke environments and treatment effects within them is warranted. PMID: 32131716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
“Some people say that it’s like magic. ... I don’t think it’s like magic; it’s like music. ... –Music therapist Skylar Freeman ... “Wouldn’t it be great if for pain, music was the first prescriptio...
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Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Jennifer Grau-Sánchez, Thomas F. Münte, Eckart Altenmüller, Esther Duarte, Antoni Rodríguez-FornellsAbstractMusic-based interventions have emerged as a promising tool in stroke motor rehabilitation as they integrate most of the principles of motor training and multimodal stimulation. This paper aims to review the use of music in the rehabilitation of upper extremity motor function after stroke. First, we review the evidence supporting current music-based interventions including Music-supporte...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
To test the efficacy of a collaborative approach to stroke rehabilitation, called Music Upper Limb Therapy Integrated (MULT-I), that combines music therapy and occupational therapy in a group setting to improve physical, emotional and social well-being.
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Conclusion: Focusing on high to moderate level evidence, our review highlighted that rhythmic auditory stimulation has a positive effect on gait and balance; that receptive music therapy improves mood as well as some cognitive functions; that there is not enough evidence to determine the effectiveness of active music therapy and melodic intonation therapy. High-quality trials with large samples would be necessary to further assess and/or recommend these interventions. PMID: 31170034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
DISCUSSION/STRENGTH: The GRADE approach makes this review a unique reference for people who are considering the grade of quality of evidence in systematic reviews, the balance of desirable and undesirable consequences and the strength of recommendations to decide which intervention should be used to reduce BP. LIMITATIONS: Many non-drug therapies were excluded due to the low methodological quality of their systematic reviews, and only 14 therapies were evaluated in this review. As no patient-important outcomes were reviewed, surrogate outcomes were used to rate the strength of recommendations. This approach may cause ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
To assess the effects of Active Music Therapy (AMT) on mood after one treatment following a first-time acute ischemic stroke.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Marie Orantin, Alain Yelnik, Marylène Jousse, Maryse Guillemette, Anna Bernard, Leila Tlili, Victorine Quintaine
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Publication date: Available online 29 April 2017Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Teppo SärkämöAbstractMusic has the capacity to engage auditory, cognitive, motor, and emotional functions across cortical and subcortical brain regions and is relatively preserved in aging and dementia. Thus, music is a promising tool in the rehabilitation of aging-related neurological illnesses, such as stroke and Alzheimer disease. As the population ages and the incidence and prevalence of these illnesses rapidly increases, music-based interventions that are enjoyable and effective in the everyd...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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