One of the next big medical trends will tap into the healing powers of music.
In January, three American researchers are publishing a book entitled, Your Playlist Can Change Your Life. The authors – Galina Mindlin, Don Durousseau and Joseph Cardillo – claim their book offers scientifically proven methods for using your favourite music to enhance your health, memory, organization skills and alertness.
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Of course, it’s not news that listening to music can affect mood. But some academics think it can do a lot more. For instance, music could help ease walking for patients with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement.