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The gift of music regardless of genre provides an interesting dimension to life. What one hears musically makes an impact. The effects can differ of course, depending on any number of circumstances.  It’s not uncommon that music attributes to touching us in an emotional, physical or spiritual manner. Based on clinical studies, music is a viable resource for cognitive fitness.  In specific instances, particularly in which music is utilized educationally and applied in a training capacity; research suggests that such training improves the brains capability from an auditory and learning standpoint.  

There is evidence to support that music can attribute in helping to delay the onset of memory decline. Studies at Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, as well as Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL., suggest that lifelong musical experiences can biologically affect and improve brain function, with positive effects that may last into late life. This is not to say that for the masses, that simply listening to music will prevent memory loss, however medical researchers have theorized on the effect music has on the brain. In addition, there have been numerous experiments conducted in order to ascertain how the brain relates to music.  In that the brain utilizes many areas in order to process music and its associated sounds, it’s conceivable that music can impact brain functionality. This includes learning, listening, emotions and memory.    

Music education programs have become very prevalent in recent years. As a result of some of these programs, individuals suffering from memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have derived significant benefits, including greater happiness and increased longevity with life. In certain cases, there has been improved memory function for some, even in the late stages of the disease.  

Simply stated, music can have numerous positive effects, including immense joy, stress reduction, as well as stimulating the parts of the brain responsible for long-term memory. For those participating in aspects of music training and education, particularly children or adolescents, memory retention may be significantly enhanced.  

We tend to associate music with certain events, a point in time or perhaps an entire period.  So expand your mind, listen and enjoy. It’s healthy! Our current charitable campaign, Music, Mind and Spirit  has been launched solely for the purpose of advocating awareness as well as raising funds, in a concerted effort to combat Alzheimer’s disease.  In order to help promote our campaign, a donor-advised tribute fund has been established. Your participation in this campaign can help make a difference by helping in the advancement of an important cause.     

Feel free to access information regarding The Holland Tribute Fund here .  All contributions are intended to advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association. Potential tax benefits may be applicable, contingent on the status of the donor.

“The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”

“The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to accelerating the progress in prevention, cure and living with   Alzheimer’s disease.”  (Source: Alzheimer’s Association)

Thank you in advance for your support!