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Never Too Old for Music

Benefits of Music as You Age.

Music will slow the effects of aging. Musical training can also help delay cognitive decline associated with aging. Research found that music has an effective way to stave off dementia. Studies out of Emory University find that even if musicians stop playing as they age, the neurological restructuring that occurred when they were kids helps them perform better on “object-naming, visuospatial memory and rapid mental processing and flexibility” tests than others who never played. The study also added, though, that musicians had to play music for at least 10 years to enjoy these effects. Hopefully you stuck with it long enough.

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