A particular part of your brain may be a stronghold against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Music keeps you moving and some songs even give you strength and willingness to change the world. Music moves you in many different ways.
If you like a song, your brain goes through an Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR). It feels like a tingling in the head. Experts also call it “head orgasm.” Some say that this is what happens when people go to church to feel Lord move through their body.
ASMR is really special and strange at the same time. A study released in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease found that Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t affect the part of your brain that’s responsible for ASMR.
Patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are confused, and the study suggests that music has the power to take sufferers out of the Alzheimer’s haze and push them towards the real word. It may be a brief break, but ASMR is really powerful!
This phenomenon deserves more attention, and experts have to conduct many studies to understand this disease. Do you know the story of Henry?
Henry is a man diagnosed with dementia, and the songs of his youth actually help him connect with the real world and wake up from his haze.
Dementia consumes sufferers’ energy, memories and emotions. It’s terrible, and there’s no cure for this. However, listening to the favorite songs of their youth, sufferers can improve their condition and be happier.
Jeff Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Radiology at the University of Utah Health and contributing author of the study, explains that dementia diagnoses are taxing our resources in terrifying ways.
Music may not be a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but it may relieve the symptoms. This may drop the costs of care, and patients will have a better life.