Don't pump up the jams: study

Playing music too loud, or even just in the background too much, could impede seniors' ability to remember simple concepts, including names.

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found older adults remembered 10% fewer names than younger adults when listening to music, as opposed to being asked to match names and faces amid silence.

The study, “Turn Off the Music! Music Impairs Visual Associative Memory Performance in Older Adults,” appeared in the January 29 online issue of The Gerontologist

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