iPad app aims to help patients suffering from brain injuries, Alzheimer's

Music and art activities are being tapped to help those afflicted with Alzeheimer's and help patients connect with caregivers on an emotional, physical and interactive level. GE Healthcare has created a free mobile iPad healthcare application called MIND (Make an Impact on Neurological Disorders) that uses music and art to engage and stimulate cognitive activity in Alzheimer patients, as well as those suffering from Parkinson's disease, essential tremors, stroke and traumatic brain injury. According to GE Healthcare, music has already proven to be a remedy for recovery, citing a 2008 Finnish study that revealed stroke patients recovered verbal memory and improved focused-attention capabilities after listening to music for two hours each day. The MIND app also offers guidance to caregivers on how to better support patients and helps develop a stronger bond between caregivers and patients. Article