Joining A Choir Could Help Stroke Patients Recover

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Joining a choir might aid stroke sufferers’ recovery, according to new research. Singing improves language skills and mental health of victims and their families, researchers found. The group intervention is equally cost-effective and offers opportunities for peer support The findings come following a study at the University of Helsinki.

Dr. Sini-Tuuli Siponkoski, of the University of Helsinki, said: “Our study is the first where caregivers participated in rehabilitation and their psychological wellbeing was evaluated.”

Aphasia, a disorder that affects four out of ten survivors, causes them to lose their capacity to speak. It typically results from a blockage of the left side of the brain’s blood flow. It greatly distresses sufferers and their relatives. Although some current treatments are effective, but most of them are not widely accessible.

A choir practices under direction in China. The choir is part of the music therapy for cancer patients at Maggie’s …

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