Mar 6, 2020

Music therapy for stroke patients ‘improves brain and motor function’

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Music therapy can help improve brain and motor function in stroke patients, scientists say.

A new study has found taking part in music sessions can boost mood and improve concentration in patients recovering from stroke. Those participating in the two-year sessions alongside existing stroke rehabilitation treatment also reported physical benefits such as better arm function and gait.

Based on their trials, the researchers are preparing a proposal for an NHS-funded permanent music therapy sessions post on the stroke ward at the Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, where the study was conducted.


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  1. Jenny says:

    I’m not surprised this research has come about but it’s an exciting development for stroke recovery. Music has long since been touted for its abilities to assist brain development in babies and children so it makes it would be a useful tool to help patients with neurological disorders to be rehabilitated.