By Cara Murez
TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Singing may help stroke patients regain communication skills, according to new research.
About 40% of stroke survivors have aphasia, a difficulty to deliver or comprehend spoken or written language. That impairment is ongoing for about half of those patients a year after their stroke, potentially affecting quality of life or leading to social isolation.
Researchers in Finland studied a singing-based group rehabilitation program.
“Our study utilized a wide variety of singing elements, such as choral singing, melodic intonation therapy and tablet-assisted singing training,” said study co-author Anni Pitkäniemi, a doctoral researcher at the…