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The Power of Music on the Brain

An important new report from AARP’s brain health experts

Music and Health

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How Music Can Be a Great Mood Booster

Report highlights link between music, mental health

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Music and Dance Help Adults With Movement Disorders

People with Parkinson's see physical, social benefits

Stroke survivor Gabe Vigil practices a guitar solo for an upcoming performance with his stroke survivor choir in Northern Virginia.

Bridging Sound and Science: Music’s Role in Healing

Why it could become the prescription of the future

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Staying Social While Living With Dementia

Memory cafés offer activities to connect with others

Irene Taylor Brodsky, Tahria Sheather, Jonas Brodsky, Paul Taylor and Sally Taylor from 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements' pose for a portrait in the Pizza Hut Lounge in Park City, Utah on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

'Moonlight Sonata' Director on Deafness, Dementia and Hope

Film reveals her family's challenges and triumphs

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Roberta Flack on Music's Impact on Stroke Recovery

Singer also reflects on her debut album

Glen Campbell and Kim Campbell attend Jane Seymour's 2nd annual Open Hearts Foundation Celebration in 2012

Glen Campbell's Widow Writes Their Life Story

New memoir details his Alzheimer's battle, addictions

Gordon Lightfoot holds his guitar as he performs at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills California

Folk-Pop Legend Gordon Lightfoot Goes 'Solo'

Singer-songwriter rebounds from health challenges


How Music Can Keep Your Brain Healthy

Tips to sharpen your mind with song and dance

Choir Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Their Voice

Learn how music therapy has aided them in recovery

Music's Power for People With Alzheimer's

It's helping them connect with their caregivers

Are You the Next American Singing Sensation?

Compete to become the newest AARP Superstar

The Women of AARP Superstar 2015

These finalists dazzled with an impressive voice

AARP Superstar Finalist Rudy Torrellas’ Joy of Music

Learn more on why his family inspires him to sing

Playlists & Podcasts

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Soundtrack for the Season: AARP's Summer Music Playlist

Stream these 20 tunes for an instant dose of sunshine

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Try AARP's New Country Music Playlist

Listen to the popular hit singles of 10 rising stars

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5 Podcasts True-Crime Junkies Will Love

Get your heart pumping with these killer stories

Making Music

Actress and musician Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson Finds Her Voice in Songwriting

The actress and singer delights in her many roles

Lucinda Williams performs at The Barbican in London England

Lucinda Williams' Rebellious and Optimistic Nature

Her new music takes on the government, social media

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James Taylor Covers Timeless Songs in 'American Standard'

He riffs on the Beatles and his 'Break Shot’ youth

Elvis Costello’s New PSA

Helping People Rediscover the Soundtrack of Their Lives

Elvis Costello on music benefits for dementia patients

A group photograph of the contributing performers on the front cover of the We Are the World record album

'We Are the World' Marks Milestone Anniversary

The iconic song is still raising money for famine relief

Dion Dimucci playing a guitar as he performs at St. George Theatre in New York City

Former Teen Pop Star Dion Still Going Strong

New blues album features some big-name friends

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