How Does the Amount of Music Exposure or Experience Affect the Effect of Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients Over the Age of 60?
Patients of Alzheimer's disease can struggle with extreme memory loss that deeply affects them and the people who care about them. Aside from focus on a medical cure, research has shown that music therapy can have behavioral and cognitive benefits and help patients access their autobiographical and episodic memory through its emotional components. This research project uses interviews to perform ethnographic research with care takers and care facilities to investigate a potential relationship between the amount of music exposure and experience and the effectiveness of the music therapy.
The AAR program is a unique opportunity for Palo Alto Unified School District students, in grades 10-12, to engage in original research in an area of their choosing. Students are paired with mentors who are experts in the field of the student's choosing.
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