Music is powerful. It connects us to our memories and the emotions it brings. This association; once it is formed stays with us for the rest of our lives. Recently, I read an article about music helping people with Alzheimers to remember things. I believe it. I have had relatives with Alzheimers and listening to music they loved did seem to make their memory better afterwards for a period of time. This is very encouraging, and should be studied further to see if it could be incorporated into future therapy for people with Alzheimers. Who knows where this could lead? I am hopeful that this will contribute to new insight into the brain and slowing down the development of Alzheimers.
Happy New Year everyone! A lot of people I know like to make new year’s resolutions. In principle, I think they are a good idea if they are realistic, reachable and challenging. I tend to be sceptical if they are not. Yes, of course I have made resolutions which never happened; due to my lack of really sticking to it. All this tells me, that I did not really want to do it because I did not go through with it to the end. Determination was lacking, therefore it did not happen. To be honest, you don’t need to wait until new years to resolve to change things in your life. We all know that. The things that really mean something to you, that get you fired up, you will get there because of your passion, motivation, and willpower. I wish all of you a happy, healthy, fun and successful 2014!