"Music enables this balance between creativity and predictability, and I think that helps the brain learn, and it feels rewarding,” GCBH contributor Loui says. “And I think that balance is really good for the brain, especially in aging.”
Sing, dance, move to the beat: It's all good for mood, memory and more by Rachel Nania, AARP, June 30, 2020
If you want to do something good for your brain, turn on your music player and sing along to a few songs. Better yet, sing and dance at the same time.
It sounds like a simple exercise, but, really, it's a full brain workout. That's because music stimulates many areas of the brain, including those responsible for memory, movement and mood, according to a new report from the AARP-founded Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). Music even gets different parts of the brain working together simultaneously.
Nothing activates the brain like music,” says Jonathan Burdette, a professor of neuroradiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a contributor to the GCBH report.
And all that brain activation translates into some serious health benefits. Researchers have found that music can improve sleep and sharpen memory, as well as reduce stress and stimulate thinking skills — all of which are good for maintaining brain health as we age.
So, come on out and join Blue Cadillac at the various venue locations that will be scheduled. Listen, sing along, dance to many of the favorite tunes from the past, getting your brain in shape, while at the same time, supporting your local bars and restaurants!