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The sound of music: the health benefits of music for older adults

Music can have many benefits. Besides being enjoyable to listen to, it can be a catalyst for human relationships, may help reduce anxiety, pain and depression, and may be used as a therapeutic approach for individuals with dementia and acquired brain injuries. Music is a safe, simple and inexpensive strategy with many real benefits, however, it continues to be an underused tool. Whether for yourself, or a loved one, consider incorporating more music into your everyday life and enjoy the many benefits it provides. Read more about the great benefits of music below. 


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