Video: Chicago folk-music school helps memory loss via music

By Grace Austin In the United States, 5.5 million people suffer from early onset Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia. Music therapy for those with memory loss has been touted by medical professionals, studies and journals as a particularly effective way to counter the effects of the debilitating disease. Studies have shown that music memory is […]

Painting a picture: Art can help people cope with Parkinson’s , Alzheimer’s


By Talia Beechick When Renee Le Verrier saw her first-grade son Pedro paint for the first time 10 years ago,  she decided to give it a try, despite recently having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “I watched him fill the page, no concern for whether it ‘looked right,’ but with abandon to the process – […]