NPR (12/24, Neighmond) reports on one opera singer’s use of singing to reconnect with her mother, who had been diagnosed with dementia and barely spoke. After they sang together, “she says her mom started joking and laughing with her again.” This “therapeutic power of music” is now “being offered as treatment to patients with dementia in many places,” and is also “the subject of a growing field of research.” SOURCE: APA Headlines)