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AbstractThis paper describes three various articles which have done studies onAlzheimers disease and how it effects memory It talks about the threedifferent studies done the participants how it was conducted and theresults which were collected at the end This paper is to helpunderstand the effects music has on the memory of Alzheimer patientsMusic as a Memory EnhancerMany people today are having trouble with memory and having a diseaselike Alzheimers does not help This study that was done by VA BostonHealthcare system and Boston University School of Medicine was to see ifmusic has an impact on memory This article talks about how musicaffects memory in people with Alzheimers diseaseMethodsThose who partook in this survey were twelve healthy adults whom wererecruited from online postings in the Boston Area Before the studyofficially underwent the participants were tested for depression nervedisorders and traumatic brain injury Each participant was nativeEnglish speaking had normal vision and hearing and gave their writtenconsents to part of this study to the VA Boston Healthcare system andBoston University In this study the independent variable would bewhether the participant had Alzheimer disease or not and the dependentvariable would be the ability to tell if a song was new or oldThe study process was having participants be visually presented withthe lyrics of 40 four-lined songs They were accompanied by twoconsecutive repetitions of each sung recordings 20 sets of lyrics or aspoken recording 20 different sets of lyrics Simmons-Stern et al2010 These lyrics were then mixed in with other audible stimuli aftertwo repetitions of each the participants were asked to identify if thelyrics were familiar to them The lyrics that were familiar wereexcluded from the analysis because the researchers were only interestedin the response to novel stimuli Simmons-Stern et al 2010 After thisthe participants were released for one week and then were brought backand had were shown 80 sets of lyrics 40 old and 40 new they wereinstructed to respond old or new to the lyrics presented tothem
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