Preservation of Episodic Musical Memory in a Pianist With Alzheimer Disease
Creativity is distinct from other brain activities. Little is known about the neural networks of music perception and musical memory.1 However, there are reports that suggest that they may be subserved by distinct neural networks. This distinction is further explored through studying music perception in all its complexities, including pitch, timbre, rhythm, and harmony. Each of these perceptions may be differentially lateralized and further differentiated among musicians and non-musicians. In this clinical report we explore these distinctions in a patient with Alzheimer disease (AD).
Music and Health Institute Terms
Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Cognitive Abilities; Elderly; Memory; Mental Health; Music and Cognition; Music Cognition; Music Neuroscience; Neurodegenerative Disorders
Activities of Daily Living; Alzheimer Disease; Brain; Creativity; Learning; Memory
Case Study; Qualitative Methods
Fornazzari, L.; Castle, T.; Nadkarni, S.; Ambrose, M.; Miranda, D.; Apanasiewicz, N.; and Phillips, F., "Preservation of Episodic Musical Memory in a Pianist With Alzheimer Disease" (2006). Research on Music and Dementia. 318.