The ability of music to highlight brain activity in dementia patients

Jason Warren, MD, PhD, FRACP from University College London, London, UK talks about the role of music and the underlying brain function in people with dementia. Prof. Warren uses high-field functional MRI to identify areas activated in dementia patients when listening to music. In different dementia types, different parts of the brain are activated in response to music stimulus. Here, Prof Warren explains the design of his study to see what the fundamental components of music are doing to the brain in different brain diseases – Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and aphasia. This interview was recorded at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017, London, UK.

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