There is a whole myriad of benefits to bring music therapy to people with a crippling disease as dementia. Let's hope the healthcare is prepared to invest into this.
Read more on Alzheimers News Today.
Great article about music therapy for stroke patients and it is local! Read the article in the South China Morning Post.
Alice Herz, what an amazing woman, a true advocate of the strength you can find in music. Such a humbling story.
After a severe accident Charlotte White lost a lot of her abilities. However, now she is a celebrated musician and composer. The wonders of determination mixed with technology.
To read the full BBC article, please click here. Or to listen to the interview, follow this link.
Patients undergoing high-risk stem-cell transplant treatments got the opportunity to work with a music therapist and make their own music video.
Amongst the many benefits, improved resilience and relationship with people around them were clearly noticeable.
To read the whole article, go to the BBC website.
A very interesting article on Music Therapy and a very clear explanation on how and why it works. Good read. To read the whole article, click here.
Reading about Dementia and the use of music to stimulate is very interesting but seeing the results is just astounding.
Two articles showed up in The Guardian in the last week.
How people with dementia can benefit from getting involved with the arts
For dementia sufferers, music unlocks door for real personality to shine
I also dug up an older article from the Dana Foundation that explains things from a brain point of view.
How Music Can Reach the Silenced Brain
But have a look at this video. It is like a balm to the soul.
Starting the week with a bit of easy reading: an interesting article by the National Institutes of Health.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb