Playing music as a child helps you stay sharp in old age | Mail Online

Playing music as a child helps you stay sharp in old age.

Pensioners who had piano, flute, clarinet or other lessons as a youngster, did better on intelligence tests than others.

And the longer they had played the instrument for, the better they did.
Playing a musical instrument as a child helps keep the mind sharp in later years

Playing a musical instrument as a child helps keep the mind sharp in later years

Skills that tend to deteriorate rapidly in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease were particularly likely to be preserved, the American Psychological Association journal Neuropsychology reports.

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2 comments for “Playing music as a child helps you stay sharp in old age | Mail Online

  1. April 27, 2011 at

    David any articles you have on the effects of playing an instument on elders or children. Please forward. I want to put it on my webpage and distribute it to the local 4th graders and seniors. Ksaxman.com

    • May 20, 2011 at

      Will do Keith, sorry for the long silence.

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