Dementia currently affects over 35 million people worldwide – a number that is expected to triple by the year 2050 according to the report, “Dementia: a public health priority” by World Health Organization and Alzheimer’s Disease International. Despite the high population of people with dementia, there are currently no cures for the diseases within this category. The aim of this article is to explore the cognitive effects of incorporating music into daily life prior to the onset of dementia and determining whether or not these effects have an impact on age-related cognitive decline. It is hoped that this paper will raise awareness and interest in the possibility of slowing or preventing the onset of dementia through musical training.
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Deveney, Devlin, "The Effects of Incorporating Music into Daily Life on Cognitive Decline" (2018). Musicology & Ethnomusicology: Student Scholarship. 8.