Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. Dementia is a general term for Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Frontotemporal dementia. It is the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century. 500,000 Canadians live with dementia right now. This number is expected to double by 2030. The cost of dementia to the Canadian economy and healthcare system is over $10.4 billion dollars a year, and globally its cost has skyrocketed to $1.4 trillion dollars a year. It’s important to note that 85% of the costs are associated with family and social care rather than medical care. Dementia usually affects individuals 60+ years old and progresses from a mild to a severe form in the course of several years. However, dementia may be prevented or postponed by decades, allowing a person to live normally. According to clinical research, dementia prevention includes cognitive training like learning a musical instrument, a healthy lifestyle, and good mental health.
Pulsar Music was founded by Dr. Dmitrii Paniukov, who has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience and Dr. Ekaterina Paniukova, who has a Doctorate degree in piano performance and pedagogy. The main mission of Pulsar Music is to address global challenges with performing art and music education. We believe that medicine and art have to work together to prevent and treat such severe diseases as dementia. Currently, Pulsar Music works on a product for dementia prevention. Stay tuned and subscribe below to get the latest updates on this product.