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Music has benefits and no side effects

This article stated that 5 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease. They estimate one in eight baby boomers will get the disease. Twenty-one drugs to treat Alzheimer’s have failed over the last nine years. This article is called, “The Healing Power of Music.” In many cases music therapy can ease Alzheimer’s patients’ suffering to a certain extent. One woman who was non-verbal started speaking again after hearing music that was meaningful to her.

In Wisconsin, music therapy drastically reduced the use of psychotropic drugs in some patients. Music has a calming effect on patients. It also can enhance the quality of life.

Everything goes better with music. I would never dream of doing exercise or manual labor without my music. This magic bullet gives you energy when you need it the most. You can also use music for relaxing. There are no side effects with this miracle drug. Music offers a whole cornucopia of benefits.

Whenever my wife wants me to do a project for her, I can’t hear her because of all the music.

Fred Epper, www.tuscaloosanews.com, www.msidallas.com