Ever since cavemen told tales of the day’s hunt around the fire, we have been telling–and listening–to stories. But there is growing evidence that stories are not merely entertainment. Stories can actually help us connect to our own identities–even as dementia threatens to close the curtain.
Music can make mundane tasks a little easier and long days go by a little quicker. But did you know that music affects our brains in a big way? It’s true: Melody, rhythm, and bass can improve our creativity, visual attention, and much more.
As the leading cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s remains as great a mystery as any modern disease. And while there is still no cure, researchers are investigating new, simpler ways to identify and treat it early on.