Following through on the previous post, music (not just kirtan) can have a profound role in some diseases like Alzheimer’s with the accompanying memory loss and dementia. Here is the lead to a scientific documentary:
Slowly, inevitably, Alzheimer’s disease robs a person of profound memories, like the names and faces of loved ones. Right now, there’s no cure. But one researcher thinks he may have found a way to help mitigate the effects of the disease—using music. Listen in to learn how.
Check out this moving and inspiring PBS documentary http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/alzheimers-music-au.html.