Concert for Alzheimer’s Music Therapy Programs

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Mae is in the studio with Craig Chaquico and Lynda Clayton talking about their upcoming concert that will benefit Alzheimer's patients.

Craig Chaquico & Friends

The Hits of Jefferson Starship & Beyond

NOVEMBER 3, 8:00-11:00PM

THUNDER VALLEY CASINO RESORT

$45 GENERAL ADMISSION

"As we all know from hearing that song associated with a first love or leaving home for good, music is profoundly linked to personal memories.

In fact, our brains are hard-wired to connect music with long-term memory.

Even for persons with severe dementia, music can tap deep emotional recall. For individuals suffering from Alzheimer's, memory for things - names, places, facts - is compromised, but memories from our teenage years can be well-preserved.

Favorite music or songs associated with important personal events can trigger memory of lyrics and the experience connected to the music. Beloved music often calms chaotic brain activity and enables the listener to focus on the present moment and regain a connection to others.

Persons with dementia, Parkinson's and other diseases that damage brain chemistry also reconnect to the world and gain improved quality of life from listening to personal music favorites."