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Preservation and Efficacy of Music and Singing in Ageing, Aphasia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Project description

Singing to bring memories back

In cases of Alzheimer’s disease, aphasia and ageing, there is growing evidence for preservation of music-evoked memories and emotions in singing. This could make music and singing an alternative channel for verbal and emotional expression, inducing memory and self-awareness. In this context, the EU-funded PREMUS project will compare and identify the effects of the different depths in seniors’ engagement in singing activity for speech perception and production and cognitive, emotional and social functioning. The research team will analyse social and neural bases of singing’s effects in normal ageing compared to different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. PREMUS’s goal is to explore and formulate novel interventions based on choir singing, melodic intonation and music-based therapies in ageing, aphasia and dementia patients.

Host institution

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 967,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 967,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00