01 Dec Huffington Post: Attending the Symphony Reverses Cognitive Decline, Study Says.
The B Sharp program was featured in an article in the Huffington Post:
A Colorado State University study found that the majority of dementia and Alzheimer’s participants experienced an unexpected reversal of cognitive decline from listening to classical music.
While the study was limited in size, the results as they relate to cognitive decline reversal, are huge, said the lead researcher, Jeni Cross. Eleven of 15 participants saw a reversal of cognitive decline.
“That’s stunning for people who have a degenerative disease,” said Cross, an associate professor in CSU’s Department of Sociology. “The best we had hoped for was to keep cognitive function flat. It actually improved for most of them.” She urged further study on a larger scale.