Given the deep connection that most of us have with music, it should come as no surprise that researchers around the world continue to investigate music's therapeutic benefits. Research studies have provided encouraging evidence to support the integration of music therapy alongside traditional health care. Music therapy is a safe, non-invasive and inexpensive treatment component for many health challenges. For example, compared with usual care, music therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety, pain, depression and fatigue in people with cancer. Listening to music also offers similar benefits to patients in hospital, making their stay more bearable. Moreover, music has been shown to soothe agitation and other challenging behaviours in people with dementia. Evidence also shows that music interventions aid in rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injury. So press play, it's good for your health! Read more in our resources below.