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The sound of healing: Study says sound-stimulation could help Alzheimer’s patients

April 21, 2016

CTV News | Apr. 20, 2016

A recent study found that sit­ting down patients in a chair with built-in speak­ers and sub­ject­ing them to sound stim­u­la­tion at 40 hertz had “promis­ing” results in terms of increas­ing their cog­ni­tion, clar­i­ty and alert­ness. The research, which was under­tak­en by researchers from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, Wil­frid Lau­ri­er Uni­ver­si­ty and the Bay­crest Cen­tre hos­pi­tal in Toron­to, stud­ied the effects on 18 par­tic­i­pants with dif­fer­ent stages of the dis­ease (six mild, six mod­er­ate and six severe) after six ses­sions of treat­ment. Watch more.