Music therapy benefits patients of all ages

Music could offer significant potential health benefits for everyone from premature babies in neonatal units to people with dementia.

A wide range of recent studies have shown how listening to music – especially live music or singing – can ease both stress and pain for patients in clinical settings.

Findings indicate that the calming or soothing effects of music could make it a suitable alternative to the use of sedative drugs in certain medical situations.

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