“Memories are made of this” – Music therapy helps family members with dementia

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Billy Joel Grandma walked into the living room and asked what day it was. She sat down, looked up, and asked what day it was. She … Continue reading “Memories are made of this” – Music therapy helps family members with dementia

Avoiding migraines

How to Maintain Your Brain “Your brain is like a Ferrari — high-performance, high-class, stylish. It’s also high maintenance,” says Jessie Mueller, MD, Scott & White Headache Center. Your brain can compute, calculate, figure and process. And to do these high-end activities, it needs high-end maintenance to keep it in proper working order and prevent … Continue reading Avoiding migraines

iPod music therapy helps people with dementia recover identity (temporarily)

When words leave off, music begins. ~ Heinrich Heine Most of us have family members or friends who’ve experienced dementia — a progressive, degenerative brain disorder affecting memory and other cognitive functions such that it disrupts the ability to function in daily life. It’s a cruel disorder. You watch your grandmother or your neighbor or … Continue reading iPod music therapy helps people with dementia recover identity (temporarily)

What is epilepsy?

Find Out What Symptoms To Look For And How To Get The Right Treatment Violent shaking. Convulsions. Loss of alertness. If you’ve ever experienced these symptoms, you know how scary they can be. For more than three million Americans living with epilepsy, these symptoms are always lurking around the corner. Of the major chronic medical … Continue reading What is epilepsy?

A headache tutorial

Allison sat in class listening to her professor. She couldn’t concentrate on his complicated formulas and theorems. She had a pounding headache. Why did she always get a headache right before final exams? Jessie Mueller, MD, Scott & White Headache Center, explains the physiology behind headaches. The Causes of Headaches In the United States, 90 … Continue reading A headache tutorial