Resources

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.

Edie Elkjer

Susie Higley

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MUSIC AS A MEMORY ENHANCER

By Nicholas R. Simmons-Sternab, Andrew E. Budsonab, Brandon A. Allyab

Neuropsychologia

Volume 48, Issue 10, August 2010, Pages 3164-3167

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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

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MUSICOPHILIA, TALES OF MUSIC AND THE BRAIN

By Oliver Sacks

MUSICOPHILIA

"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..."

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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.."

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MEMORY AND MUSIC THERAPY

By Miranda Morris

Mayo Clinic Connect Article, June 11, 2019

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NEUROSCIENCE OF SINGING

By Cassandra Sheppard

Uplift, December 11, 2016

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