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Benefits of Singing

Music has positive effects on healthy people, too! I offer wellness programs through music (e.g., Choir, Tone Chime Group, Drumming Group). Here is an article that summarizes the benefits of singing: “Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins” Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/#ixzz2csgvUTEe Advertisements

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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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Strokes, Launguage, and Music by Dr. Oliver Sacks

Dr. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist, bestselling author, and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center.  His books include ” The Mind’s Eye, Musicophilia, Awakenings, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat“.  The film “The Music Never Stopped” was based on the essay “The Last Hippie” from AN ANTHROPOLOGIST… Continue reading Strokes, Launguage, and Music by Dr. Oliver Sacks

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Tips for using music with your loved ones who have memory loss

  As a board-certified music therapist, I have been working with people who have dementia, including Alzheimer’s type, for almost 10 years.  Appropriate music can bring back memories and facilitate interaction.  Here are some tips for using music with your loved ones who have memory loss: 1. Even if you think you “can’t carry a… Continue reading Tips for using music with your loved ones who have memory loss