Listening to music in the early stages after a stroke can improve a patient’s recovery, research suggests
Today the BBC published a news article commenting on the abilities of music to aid stroke recovery.
The Article states, “Listening to music in the early stages after a stroke can improve a patient’s recovery, research suggests.”
The article continues by saying, “The researchers compared patients who listened to music for a couple of hours a day, with those who listened only to audio books, or nothing at all.
The music group showed better recovery of memory and attention skills, and a more positive general frame of mind.”
Lead researcher Teppo Sarkamo, from the University of Helsinki is quoted as saying, “Our research shows for the first time that listening to music during this crucial period can enhance cognitive recovery and prevent negative mood, and it has the advantage that it is cheap and easy to organise.”
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(source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7250594.stm )