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NEW!!    How Music Helps with Mental Health 

Will Tottle, an editor at My Audio Sound in the UK, has written an outstanding article on the benefits of music and music therapy on mental health – and that really includes ALL of us, doesn’t it?  I can definitively say that had it not been for classical music playing in the house while I was caring for my mother (almost all the time – even softly under the level of conscious awareness), that our mood, our conversation, and therefore our lives would have been intolerable!

I encourage you to read Will’s article.  His research is impeccable, and he has included an extensive bibliography to back up his statements. His sources of information are current and relevant to anyone who is seeking an alternative or augmentative solution to drugs for the alleviation of symptoms of depression, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, autism, stress, insomnia, and a host of other conditions – as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

You can find his excellent post here.

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