MUSIC RESTORES THE MEMORY

HI, EVERY ONE .SANGE HERE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER QUESTION

.APOLOGIZING AGAIN FOR CAPS ..NOT SHOUTING JUST FINDING IT EASIER TO TYPE CAPS

MY QUESTION IS ABOUT MUSIC ....I READ AN ARTICLE IN HEADWAY A WHILE BACK THAT MUSIC ...HELP RESTORES MEMORY ...Umm

I ALSO DID A WELLNESS TRAINING FOR PTSD WHICH SUGGESTED WE CREATE A" TOOL BOX OF STUFF WE USE WHICH WORKS TO HELP MANAGE SYMPTOM

I PUT MY IPOD IN MY "TOOL BOX" SO WHEN OUT IN PLACES I COULD SHUT OUT THE NOISE IN SHOP ,ON BUS , ETC ETC AND YOU TUBE AT HOME ..LISTENING TO MUSIC WHEN IN ESPECIALLY WHEN IN PAIN IN BED....

THE ISSUE :-

I AM AS YOU KNOW LIGHT AND NOISE SENSITIVE (LOTS OF SUGGESTION RE THE SCREEN BEING TURNED DOWN WHICH WILL HELP WITH LIGHT OVER STIMULATION ISSUE ,GLASSES ON MY FACE MAKES HEADACHE SO WHEN OUT I CHOOSE DARK AREAS ) ,TONE OF MUSIC ETC NO MATTER , MATTER RESULTS IN HEADACHES...EMOTIONALLY I FEEL WELL.WITH USING THE SINGING NOT SURE ABOUT MEMORY IMPROVING ....BUT THE HEADACHES ........

SO I WANT TO CONTINUE ANY SUGGESTIONS HOW TO CONTINUE WITH MUSIC AND LESSEN THE HEADACHES ??????????

ANY ONE ELSE USE MUSIC THERAPY ...SINGING ETC AS PART OF RECOVERY TOOLS

THANKS YOU EACH ONE FOR YOUR KINDNESS ON MY LAST POST ITS GREAT SO GLAD HEADWAY HELPLINE SUGGESTED I JOIN THIS FORUM

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  • Best thing I did was get a drum kit, though this may not be a right lot of use if you have volume sensitivity!!! A drum box or similar could still be good; I found the remembering rhythm patterns and getting a groove going therapeutic without being fatiguing. Works just with doing assorted paradiddles and rudiments with hands on thighs for me (best avoided if watching a film in company though!).

    Music, well, good music anyway, is a great thing

  • I UNDERSTAND THE CAPS - WILL TRY TO REMEMBER TO USE THEM WHEN REPLYING TO YOU AND ZEBLET.

    WHEN I WAS STUDYING FOR MY AROMATHERAPY EXAM WE HAD TO LEARN PARROT FASHION A LOT OF INFORMATION ON WHAT TO USE EACH ONE FOR INCLUDING A LOT CHEMICALS THAT WERE ALL SIMILAR SOUNDING - DROVE ME MAD) BUT I READ THAT SINGING WAS A GOOD WAY SO I TRIED MAKING UP A LITTLE DITTY TO A TUNE I KNEW AND IT WORKED: TO THE SOUND OF ORANGES AND LEMONS: "ORANGES AND LIMONENE (ONE OF THE CHEMICALS) THEY AID DIGESTION AND CHEER UP A DULL SKIN" I THINK IT WAS A COMBINATION OF FOCUSSING ON THE WORDS TO MAKE A FIT THE TUNE PLUS PLUGGING INTO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE BRAIN. I CAN REMEMBER THIS YEARS LATER AND I HAVE FORGOTTEN MOST OF THE OTHER DETAILS I LEARNED THE CONVENTIONAL SWOTTING WAY. DOESN'T HELP WITH YOUR MUSIC CHALLENGE BUT I'D SAY KEEP SINGING.

  • I don't find music helpful at all, in fact if I listen to what was played me when I was in intensive care I get very emotional, I had the iPod put on me to help stimulate me when I was in the coma and it did work, when the visitors went home, there were recordings of my son reading to me too, so I'm not the best to ask.

    But I have book on re wiring the brain that says music is very helpful.xxxxx Janet

  • THANK YOU ..WHATS THE NAME OF THE BOOK PLEASE

    IS IT AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

  • THANK YOU ..WHATS THE NAME OF THE BOOK PLEASE

  • I think it's called Brain Injury re wiring for Survivors.

    It's really good and they do one for family members too to help them support you, I'll have a quick look on Amazon and post back

  • Yes it's on amazon and the sister book is called Brain Injury rewiring for loved ones xxxxx

  • THANKS FOR THIS

  • I understand that some folks with visual issues need the caps - the basic voice readers on the average pc make everything sound dreadful ...but I find all caps next to impossible to read... I spotted a couple of words but don;t wnat to jump in with the totally wrong thing...I will read some of the other replies (if they are not all in caps too) and see if I can get the gist of the thread

  • sorry please using caps is helpful to me

  • Please don't worry...I appreciate there are some people who need to/find it easier to use caps.

    I can sometimes read them if the message is short, well spaced into paragraphs to provide some white space ...

    ....and of course it all depends on the time of day and how much brain power I have available...

  • thanks for encouraging reply

    will try to remember this when i post

    white space hurts me even more when brain power is low ..

    i am so glad you explained...well good nite sweet sleep

  • Music is good therapy for aiding relaxation but in your case I can see it would make you more troubled than when you started!

    Have you tried orchestral type ear plugs? My Daughter uses them when playing to reduce the volume but still enable her to play and listen to music.

    Have you ever played a instrument? Is there a frequency that affects your head more than others?

    My children all play bass string instruments because I couldn't cope with the screeching pain of soprano and some alto notes on string and brass, they have played an assortment over the years, if you did consider drumming you can get drum pads to practice on, they look a bit like cushions, yes we have tried drumming and even chanters ( bagpipes)

    When they play the double bass and acoustic bass guitar I feel the vibration in my body so it's kind of a whole body experience.

    My son likes to play rock music on bass guitar, he has an amp. When I'm not in he plays thru the amp, when I'm home he plays without and it's very quiet,.

    I enjoy singing very much, do you sing at home? it does make me feel good, not sure about aiding or improving memory tho.

    Do you get headaches all the time or just when out in busy environments and when doing your relaxation to music?

  • 1.SINCE THE INJURY ITS ALWAYS HEADACHES IN THE BRAIN STEM AND ABOVE

    2 IF I GET TIRED IT INCREASES

    3 MUSIC INCREASES IT ..SO EVEN IF I HAVE TO VISIT SOME WHERE LIKE A CHURCH EVEN THE SINGING TALKING IS TOO MUCH AND SHUTS ME DOWN

    I LOOSE STUFF ..

    4 I SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN A DARK ROOM

    5 REALY BAD PAIN IS ON THE PHONE WAITING FOR THE PUT THROUGH AND THEY PLACE MUSIC THEN I GET ANGRY

    6 SUPERMARKETS ARE LIGHT MUSIC ,COLOURED PACKAGES PPL TALKING ..HEADACHE AND WIPE OUT FOLLOWS ..LIGHTS ARE ARE A NO NO

    7 PPL TALKING TO ME ON THE LEFT SIDE ..BIG PAIN PLUS SHUT DOWN OF COGNITIVE WHY ..HEMI NEGLECT ....PROCESSING PROBLEMS

    MY HOPE IS OTHERS HAVING FOUND ANSWERS AND CAN OFFER SUGGESTIONS

    HEADWAY SUGGESTED THIS AS A POSSIBILITY ..GREATFUL FOR THIS GROUP WHERE QUESTIONS CAN BE ASKED AND U ARE NOT WRONG OR STRANGE :-)

  • I'M NOT SURE IT'S RESTORED MY MEMORY BUT IT CERTAINLY BRINGS BACK SOME GOOD MEMORIES. BEFORE THE BII WAS ALWAYS AT GIGS & FESTIVALS, MUSIC CERTAINLY LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS & MAKES YOU FEEL HAPPY & THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!

  • I CAN'T USE HEADPHONES ANYMORE AS THEY GIVE ME HEADACHES TOO

    LISTENING TO MUSIC I HAVE DOWNLOADED ONTO THE COMPUTER A BIT EASIER. QUALITY IS C**P BUT IT ISN'T SO PENETRATING. IT'S GOOD TO HAVE AS BACKGROUND WHEN YOU'RE USING THE COMPUTER.

    AS I SAID DON'T WORRY ABOUT USING CAPS I HAVE TO TOO. IN A WAY I'M GLAD I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!

  • REALLY HELPFUL AND TIP I CAN USE

  • Music helped save my brain, after my TBI. It was always played during my coma, and I believe helped in my recovery. In fact I awoke from my coma, when my sister-in-law was telling me about a concert she had attended. This is speech from Oliver Sacks about his book Musicophilia, and musics effect on the brain

    The movie The Music Never Stopped was adapted from a short story by Oliver Sacks called The Last Hippie, and his book Awakenings had extremely affected patients from Parkinson, that were brought back, a least temporarily from listening to music.

  • GREAT POST THANKS

  • GREAT POST THANKS

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