Love Notes Chorus is a research-based program and is Austin’s first choir dedicated to providing those with early-stage memory loss, their care partners, and volunteers an opportunity to perform and share the joy of music in a community setting.
Click on the links to read more about the science behind the artistry. Join us and become part of the magic of music for the mind.
EFFECTS OF MUSIC ON AGITATION IN DEMENTIA: A META-ANALYSIS
By Siv K.A. Pdersen, Per N. Andersen, Ricardo G. Lugo, Marita Andreassen, Stefan Sutterlin
Frontiers in Psychology Review Article
Edited by Michael Null-Hussong
Reviewed by Floris T. Van Vugt and Daniel Rossignol
MUSICOPHILIA, TALES OF MUSIC AND THE BRAIN
By Oliver Sacks
"Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does–humans are a musical species.
Oliver Sacks’s compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience..."
ALZHEIMERS: Music May Make Symptoms More Manageable
By Maria Kohut, PhD
Medical News Today
"People with Alzheimer’s have severe memory recall issues, and progressive damage to their brains means that other cognitive functions are also impaired. This may cause a state of anxiety and disorientation in many people, but listening to music can help, as new research suggests.."