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How Can Music Therapy Help Hospice Patients?

Hospice provides patients with various services to address their medical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. So, how can music therapy help? Music therapy can: Provide positive changes in mood and emotional states Create emotional intimacy when families share musical experiences Provide healthy emotional outlets Facilitate reminiscence and life review Offer diversion from physical pain and […]

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Dementia · End-of-Life · Health & Music · Hospice · Medical

A Quote about Music by Oliver Sacks, MD

Resource:  Noriko Nakamura, MT-BC, Music Therapy Services’ Pinterest Board “Quotes — Music”

Dementia · End-of-Life · Health & Music · Hospice · Medical

Music Therapy with Dementia (Video)

The following video (Music Therapy with Dementia) was created by the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund. Many people with dementia come to life when you provide music that is appropriate for them.  This video shares beautiful moments occurred during a music therapy session.

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Great Article about Music & Dementia

In my last blog, I said I would write about practical ways of using music for people who have dementia. I found an excellent article, so I would like to share that with you.  The following information was provided by Dr. Alicia Ann Clair, Ph.D., MT-BC, professor and director of the Division of Music Education… Continue reading Great Article about Music & Dementia

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Are You Inspired by Henry?

(Please watch this video first…) Are you inspired by Henry and ready to use music for your loved ones? Here are some tips from a board-certified music therapist: Personalizing the musical selection for your loved one is very important. Look through your loved one’s musical collections (e.g. records/cassette tapes/CDs :)). People with Alzheimer’s disease tend… Continue reading Are You Inspired by Henry?

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Henry from the Documentary “Alive Inside”

This clip is from the documentary “Alive Inside”.  Henry seems depressed and does not respond to anything but to his favorite music. I see this type of response almost everyday in my music therapy practice. Enjoy!     Dr. Tomaino, music therapist, talks about the benefits of music:

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Hospice Music Therapy

Hospice provides patients with various services to address their medical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. So, how can music therapy help? Music therapy can: Provide positive changes in mood and emotional states Create emotional intimacy when families share musical experiences Provide healthy emotional outlets Facilitate reminiscence and life review Offer diversion from physical pain and… Continue reading Hospice Music Therapy