Music and the Aging Brain

Music and the Aging Brain
Author: Lola Cuddy,Sylvie Belleville,Aline Moussard
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN 10: 0128174234
ISBN 13: 9780128174234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and the Aging Brain Book Review:

Music and the Aging Brain describes brain functioning in aging and addresses the power of music to protect the brain from loss of function and how to cope with the ravages of brain diseases that accompany aging. By studying the power of music in aging through the lens of neuroscience, behavioral, and clinical science, the book explains brain organization and function. Written for those researching the brain and aging, the book provides solid examples of research fundamentals, including rigorous standards for sample selection, control groups, description of intervention activities, measures of health outcomes, statistical methods, and logically stated conclusions. Summarizes brain structures supporting music perception and cognition Examines and explains music as neuroprotective in normal aging Addresses the association of hearing loss to dementia Promotes a neurological approach for research in music as therapy Proposes questions for future research in music and aging

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN 10: 1101218916
ISBN 13: 9781101218914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Your Brain on Music Book Review:

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

Music and Dementia

Music and Dementia
Author: Sandra Garrido
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN 10: 0190075937
ISBN 13: 9780190075934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Dementia Book Review:

Dementia is the most significant health issue facing our aging population. With no cure to date, there is an urgent need for the development of interventions that can alleviate symptoms of dementia and ensure optimal well-being for people with dementia and their caregivers. There is accumulating evidence that music is a highly effective, non-pharmacological treatment for various symptoms of dementia at all stages of disease progression. In its various forms, music (as a medium for formal therapy or an informal activity) engages widespread brain regions, and in doing so, can promote numerous benefits, including triggering memories, enhancing relationships, affirming a sense of self, facilitating communication, reducing agitation, and alleviating depression and anxiety. This book outlines the current research and understanding of the use of music for people with dementia, from internationally renowned experts in music therapy, music psychology, and clinical neuropsychology.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain
Author: Michael H. Thaut,Donald A. Hodges
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 0192526138
ISBN 13: 9780192526137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain Book Review:

The study of music and the brain can be traced back to the work of Gall in the 18th century, continuing with John Hughlings Jackson, August Knoblauch, Richard Wallaschek, and others. These early researchers were interested in localizing musicality in the brain and learning more about how music is processed in both healthy individuals and those with dysfunctions of various kinds. Since then, the research literature has mushroomed, especially in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain is a groundbreaking compendium of current research on music in the human brain. It brings together an international roster of 54 authors from 13 countries providing an essential guide to this rapidly growing field. The major themes include Music, the Brain, and Cultural Contexts; Music Processing in The Human Brain; Neural Responses to Music; Musicianship and Brain Function; Developmental Issues in Music and the Brain; Music, the Brain, and Health; and the Future. Each chapter offers a thorough review of the current status of research literature as well as an examination of limitations of knowledge and suggestions for future advancement and research efforts. The book is valuable for a broad readership including neuroscientists, musicians, clinicians, researchers and scholars from related fields but also readers with a general interest in the topic.

Successful Aging

Successful Aging
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 0735236909
ISBN 13: 9780735236905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Aging Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED for the 2021 Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Award Author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age, why we should think about health span, not life span, and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, what you can do to make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today no matter how old you are now. Successful Aging uses research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences to show that sixty-plus years is a unique developmental stage that, like infancy or adolescence, has its own demands and distinct advantages. Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age. The book is packed with accessible and discussable takeaways, providing great material for reading groups and media coverage. Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise.

Music Wellness and Aging

Music  Wellness  and Aging
Author: Scott F. Madey,Dean D. VonDras
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-10-21
ISBN 10: 1108844693
ISBN 13: 9781108844697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Wellness and Aging Book Review:

This definitive account of the intersection between music, wellness, and aging explores deeper aspects of human nature and later life.

The Aging Brain

The Aging Brain
Author: Timothy R. MD Jennings
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1493409441
ISBN 13: 9781493409440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aging Brain Book Review:

While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging--including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others--are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age. Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late onset Alzheimer's, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout our lives. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods. For anyone hoping to slow the aging process, as well as anyone who acts as a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia and other age-related diseases, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.

The Aging Auditory System

The Aging Auditory System
Author: Sandra Gordon-Salant,Robert D. Frisina,Richard R. Fay,Arthur N. Popper
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 9781441909930
ISBN 13: 1441909931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aging Auditory System Book Review:

This volume brings together noted scientists who study presbycusis from the perspective of complementary disciplines, for a review of the current state of knowledge on the aging auditory system. Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is one of the top three most common chronic health conditions affecting individuals aged 65 years and older. The high prevalence of age-related hearing loss compels audiologists, otolaryngologists, and auditory neuroscientists alike to understand the neural, genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying this disorder. A comprehensive understanding of these factors is needed so that effective prevention, intervention, and rehabilitative strategies can be developed to ameliorate the myriad of behavioral manifestations.

Music Neurology and Neuroscience Evolution the Musical Brain Medical Conditions and Therapies

Music  Neurology  and Neuroscience  Evolution  the Musical Brain  Medical Conditions  and Therapies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 0444635521
ISBN 13: 9780444635525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Neurology and Neuroscience Evolution the Musical Brain Medical Conditions and Therapies Book Review:

Did you ever ask whether music makes people smart, why a Parkinson patient's gait is improved with marching tunes, and whether Robert Schumann was suffering from schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease? This broad but comprehensive book deals with history and new discoveries about music and the brain. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview on music processing, its effects on brain plasticity, and the healing power of music in neurological and psychiatric disorders. In this context, the disorders the plagued famous musicians and how they affected both performance and composition are critically discussed, and music as medicine, as well as music as a potential health hazard are examined. Among the other topics covered are: how music fit into early conceptions of localization of function in the brain, the cultural roots of music in evolution, and the important roles played by music in societies and educational systems. Topic: Music is interesting to almost everybody Orientation: This book looks at music and the brain both historically and in the light of the latest research findings Comprehensiveness: This is the largest and most comprehensive volume on "music and neurology" ever written! Quality of authors: This volume is written by a unique group of real world experts representing a variety of fields, ranging from history of science and medicine to neurology and musicology

The Aging Brain

The Aging Brain
Author: Thad A. Polk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-17
ISBN 10: 9781629972916
ISBN 13: 1629972916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Brain Aging

Brain Aging
Author: David R. Riddle
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-04-19
ISBN 10: 9781420005523
ISBN 13: 1420005529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Aging Book Review:

Recognition that aging is not the accumulation of disease, but rather comprises fundamental biological processes that are amenable to experimental study, is the basis for the recent growth of experimental biogerontology. As increasingly sophisticated studies provide greater understanding of what occurs in the aging brain and how these changes occur

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Author: Nicole D. Anderson,Kelly J. Murphy,Angela K. Troyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN 10: 0199978905
ISBN 13: 9780199978908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment Book Review:

One in ten adults over 65 has some form of mild cognitive impairment or MCI--thinking problems that go beyond those associated with normal aging, but that fall short of the serious impairments experienced by people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. This is the first book written specifically for individuals with MCI, for their loved ones, and for the health care professionals who treat them. Written by three clinicians and researchers who have devoted their careers to MCI patients, this book provides up-to-date and reliable information on the nature of this disorder, how it may affect people, and what can be done about it. The authors explain how MCI is diagnosed and treated and they offer advice on how to improve cognitive health through diet and exercise, through social engagement, and through the use of practical, effective memory strategies. Throughout, case studies illustrate the real-life issues facing people living with MCI. The book includes "Questions to Ask Your Doctor," recommended readings and links to relevant websites, and worksheets to guide readers through healthy lifestyle changes.

How Music Can Make You Better

How Music Can Make You Better
Author: Indre Viskontas
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1452172277
ISBN 13: 9781452172279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Music Can Make You Better Book Review:

How can certain songs carry us through a tough workout, comfort us after a breakup, or unite 50,000 diverse fans? In this fascinating field guide, neuroscientist and opera singer Indre Viskontas investigates what music is and how it can change us for the better—from deep in our neurons to across our entire society. Whether hip-hop fans, classically trained pianists, or vinyl collectors, readers will think about their favorite songs in a whole new way by the end of this book. This is a vibrant and smart gift for any audiophile.

Music Memory and Meaning

Music  Memory  and Meaning
Author: Meredith Hamons,Tara Jenkins,Cathy Befi-Hensel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2017-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780999246900
ISBN 13: 0999246909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Memory and Meaning Book Review:

Written for family members, caregivers, health care workers, and activity professionals, Music, Memory, and Meaning is the answer for those looking to understand and effectively use the power of music with aging older adults. A practical guide to using music to create connections, this book provides strategies, techniques, ideas, and resources for getting the most out of a shared listening experience. Containing over 100 engaged listening discussions and 15 research-based and professionally reviewed playlists, this book guides readers, even those with no musical experience, towards successfully using music to connect with aging loved ones living with cognitive decline or dementia. Readily adaptable, Music, Memory, and Meaning can be used with older adults in all levels of care and is appropriate for use both in individual and group settings.

Music Health and Wellbeing

Music  Health  and Wellbeing
Author: Raymond MacDonald,Gunter Kreutz,Laura Mitchell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 0199686823
ISBN 13: 9780199686827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Health and Wellbeing Book Review:

Music has a universal and timeless potential to influence how we feel, yet, only recently, have researchers begun to explore and understand the positive effects that music can have on our wellbeing.This book brings together research from a number of disciplines to explore the relationship between music, health and wellbeing.

Memory Aging and the Brain

Memory  Aging and the Brain
Author: Lars Bäckman,Lars Nyberg
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-09-11
ISBN 10: 1135238782
ISBN 13: 9781135238780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Aging and the Brain Book Review:

This book brings together some of the best known experts in their fields to offer a cross-disciplinary summary of current research on human memory. More than this however, the book pays tribute to the work of Lars-Göran Nilsson and his many contributions to the psychology of human memory. The book is divided into three subsections: General Issues in Human Memory, Memory and Aging, and Memory and the Brain. These sections represent the three cornerstones in Lars-Göran's scientific career and comprise contributions from senior collaborators, colleagues and former students. Areas of discussion include: long-term and working memory: how do they interact? an epidemiological approach to cognitive health in aging the cognitive neuroscience of signed language Covering a broad range of topics, Memory, Aging and the Brain will be of great interest to all those involved in the study and research of human memory.

Brain Rules for Aging Well

Brain Rules for Aging Well
Author: John Medina
Publsiher: Pear Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0998919225
ISBN 13: 9780998919225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Rules for Aging Well Book Review:

How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts, and the prescription to age well, in his signature engaging style. With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected. In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Medina showed us how our brains really work, and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools to match. In Brain Rules for Baby, he gave parents the brain science they need to know to raise happy, smart, moral kids. Now, in Brain Rules for Aging Well, Medina shares how you can make the most of the years you have left. In a book destined to be a classic on aging, Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into the science. Brain Rules for Aging Well is organized into four sections, each laying out familiar problems with surprising solutions. First up, the social brain, in which topics ranging from relationships to happiness and gullibility illustrate how our emotions change with age. The second section focuses on the thinking brain, explaining how working memory and executive function change with time. The third section is all about your body: how certain kinds of exercise, diets, and sleep can slow the decline of aging. Each section is sprinkled with practical advice, for example, the fascinating benefits of dancing, and the brain science behind each intervention. The final section is about the future. Your future. Medina connects all the chapters into a plan for maintaining your brain health. You may already be experiencing the sometimes-unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, Brain Rules for Aging Well is for you.

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain
Author: Judith Horstman,Scientific American
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN 10: 1118234642
ISBN 13: 9781118234648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain Book Review:

Good news about getting older from Scientific Americanand Scientific American Mind The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain taps into themost current research to present a realistic and encouraging viewof the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can gowrong––and at what might help you and your brain stayhealthy longer. Neurologists and psychologists have discovered theaging brain is much more elastic and supple than previouslythought, and that happiness actually increases with age. While ourshort-term memory may not be what it was, dementia is notinevitable. Far from disintegrating, the elder brain can continueto develop and adapt in many ways and stay sharp as itages. Offers new insights on how an aging brain can repair itself,and the five best strategies for keeping your brain healthy Shows how older brains can acquire new skills, perspective, andproductivity Dispels negative myths about aging Explores what to expect as our brains grow older With hope and truth, this book helps us preserve whatwe’ve got, minimize what we’ve lost, and optimize thevigor and health of our maturing brains.

Physical Activity and the Aging Brain

Physical Activity and the Aging Brain
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 0128052627
ISBN 13: 9780128052624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity and the Aging Brain Book Review:

Physical Activity and the Aging Brain: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function is a complete guide to the manifold effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain. Cognitive decline and motor impairment, onset of diseases and disorders, and even changes in family structure and social settings that occur as we age can all impact activity levels, yet continued physical activity is crucial for successful neurological functioning. This book examines the role that exercise and physical activity play in halting or modulating the deleterious effects of these numerous aging concerns by first examining the current state of research into how exercise manifests physical changes in the brain. It then discuss how physical activity combines with other lifestyle factors to benefit the aging brain, including nutrition, computerized brain training, and social engagement. Most significantly, it also covers how physical activity can serve as therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of various neurological diseases impacting aging populations, with particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. The book provides broad coverage of the effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain, its therapeutic effects, and the many factors that influence the aging process. Presents research scientists with a complete understanding of the role of exercise in healthy brain aging Considers the roles of nutrition, the mind-body connection, and other lifestyle factors Presents a major resource for exercise and physical activity in the neurological health of older adults Provides a synopsis of key ideas associated with the many aspects of physical activity, along with lifestyle factors that can modify neurological diseases and age-related neurological decline

The Mature Mind

The Mature Mind
Author: Gene D. Cohen
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-07-31
ISBN 10: 0786721995
ISBN 13: 9780786721993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mature Mind Book Review:

The Mature Mind delivers good news for those in the second half of life, with an extraordinary account of cutting-edge neuroscience, groundbreaking psychology, fascinating vignettes from history and case studies, and practical advice for personal growth strategies. Gene Cohen, a renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist, draws from more than thirty years of research to show that surprising positive changes in our brains have the powerful potential to enhance, not diminish, our lives after fifty.