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Required Reading from the AARP Magazine

Sally Abrahms, AARP Bulletin March 2013, pp. 10-13, http://newsstand.aarp.org

The Power of Music

For those who are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, music could be a powerful therapy to make their life soothed and enjoyable, because music could stimulate one’s memories, reduce anxiety, pain or other symptoms that older people usually have.  Listing to familiar songs or music, singing a song, and listing to music together could boost the elder’s life and may treat or reduce their illness.

The cover page used a dark background and a title with less contrast colors. The words of the title are also overlapped. It looks very nice since it could draw people’s attention when they flip the pages of the magazine. However, I’m not sure if the older could feel comfortable with reading the first cover page though. The other pages include a white background with black letters. Dark brown color is used for the subheadings, and a 2-column grid is used along with a picture between two columns, which helps ease reading texts only.


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