Providing music that holds special meaning for the listener taps into emotional memory. No matter how advanced one’s dementia, as long as we can identify music that holds personal meaning from their youth, the odds are good that this will work.
BrightFocus invited Kim to be the voice of caregivers on a panel with scientists Dr. Joseph Masdeu and Dr. Hui Zheng to discuss Alzheimer’s Disease: The Next Five Years: Research, Treatment, Caregiving.
This is an exciting and promising time for treatment development in Alzheimer’s disease. Our knowledge and understanding of this illness has advanced rapidly and the design and implementation of clinical research studies is rapidly changing.