Researchers believe music, art and dance may improve cognitive function and memory, bolster a person’s mood and sense of well-being, and reduce stress, agitation and aggression. Now they want to determine if the arts have a quantifiably therapeutic effect on people with Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions.
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Doug Whitney has a gene mutation that experts believe causes early-onset Alzheimer’s in every person who inherits it, and many members of his family, including his mother, have died from the disease. But Whitney shows no signs of memory loss; researchers suspect he may have another gene mutation that somehow protects him from Alzheimer’s.